Physician Referrals

The Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter offers an up to date referral list of phsyicians that are specialize in areas that are often needed by lupus patients. We provide this doctor list for informational purposes only.  We offer this in the hope that it may be used to locate a rheumatologist, dermatologist, nephrologist or high risk OBGYN that matches your needs.

People with lupus are generally treated by a rheumatologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the joints and muscles. If lupus has caused damage to a particular organ, other specialists will be consulted as well, such as a dermatologist for cutaneous lupus (skin disease), a cardiologist for heart disease, a nephrologist for kidney disease, a neurologist for brain and nervous system disease, or a gastroenterologist for gastrointestinal tract disease. An obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies will be needed when a woman with lupus is considering a pregnancy.

To request a physicians referral list please email patientservices@lupusdmv.org or call (888) 787-5380 (toll-free in DC, MD, VA and WV).

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