We can help. Our trained staff and support group leaders are readily available when you need assistance. We will provide you with current lupus information, as well as send you a literature packet concerning your specific diagnosis. Call our toll free number at 877-865-8787 to speak with someone. We are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Are you in need of a doctor, or have moved and are searching for another doctor in your area?
We carry a certified list of doctors that directly relate to your type of lupus, diagnose your symptoms, as well as, provide the most accurate of treatment. Please call the number above for more information.
Live in or near Nashville and don't have insurance to see a doctor?
Dr. Jim Gore, a rheumatologist at Vanderbilt Rheumatology Cool Springs and LFAM Board Member, has teamed up with Dr. Michelle Ormseth of Vanderbilt in Nashville. The duo founded the St. Sampson Medical Clinic that aims to help lupus patients that carry no health insurance.
This clinic meets the second Saturday of every month at the Greek Orthodox Church in Nashville, TN from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The patient must have referral from a primary physician. The clinic costs $10 per visit.
Visit the St. Sampson Medical Clinic's website for more information.
The EMBODY Program
The EMBODY program is a clinical research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational study medication called epratuzumab in people with moderate to severe lupus. This research study is evaluating if the study medication can reduce the signs and symptoms of lupus and the amount of corticosteroids needed to control symptoms.
To qualify for the EMBODY program, you must be:
- At least 18 years of age
- Diagnosed with lupus
- Not pregnant or nursing
There are other criteria that you must meet to qualify for participation. The study doctor will explain the study requirements to you. Participation is completely voluntary and may last approximately one year.
- You may be able to continue taking your current lupus treatment(s).
- You have a 2 out of 3 chance of receiving active investigational medication.
- You will receive study-related monitoring by a research team with lupus expertise.
- You may be able to participate in an extension study where everyone will receive the study medication at no charge.
- Insurance is not required to take part.