Specialists and Care Centers

Scleroderma Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine Rheumatology focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases, including scleroderma.

Scleroderma specialists may include:

  • Rheumatologists
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Physical rehabilitation specialists
  • Pulmonary, cardiology and nephrology specialists

Improving our patients’ quality of life is one of our goals. To help our patients deal with the sometimes debilitating effects of musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders, we offer a variety of treatments and procedures.

The Division of Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital deals primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Our mission is the prevention, cure and relief of suffering from arthritis and rheumatic diseases, providing patient-centered, integrated care guided by research-based evidence.

The Scleroderma Program

A nationally recognized leader in scleroderma treatment and at the forefront of translational research, the Northwestern Medicine Scleroderma program has treated more than 700 patients since its establishment in 2004.

The Northwestern Medicine Scleroderma program serves as a strong advocate for its patients. In addition to providing focused subspecialty expertise, the program also embraces a holistic approach through the establishment of its integrated scleroderma team, which includes specialists in:

  • Pulmonology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology
  • The team meets regularly to:
  • Review patient care strategies
  • Develop new treatment and diagnostic protocols
  • Establish novel research collaborations
  • Assure optimal integration of care
  • Incorporate aspects of integrative medicine

Northwestern Medicine Regional Group Rheumatology

At Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, a multidisciplinary team of highly trained specialists addresses range of diseases that affect the body’s connective tissue. Arthritic, rheumatic and autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, are common conditions treated by rheumatologists. 

Our physicians are also available to consult on other musculoskeletal disorders including shoulder, hip and knee pain and will work closely with your integrated care team to provide a comprehensive plan for treatment.

Legal Information

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