Last month, I shared a great resource with you -- prescription medication assistance programs. I received a lot of positive feedback about that, and it got me thinking. What other resources can I highlight for people who are living with lupus?
And then I realized there's a very basic one -- how does one find a rheumatologist? As you may know, the rheumatologist is recognized as the specialist who diagnoses and treats lupus. There are several ways to find a rheumatologist.
- Contact your nearest chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. The chapter can provide a list of physicians in their service area who diagnose and treat lupus.
- Contact your local County Medical Society (listed in your phone book) and ask for a list of physicians in your area.
- Visit the American College of Rheumatology's website to find a geographical listing of rheumatologists.