Locating a Doctor In Your Area

  1. Talk to your primary care physician or referring physician. They may have the best information on doctors in your area that treat lupus and/or have a special interest and knowledge in the treatment of lupus.
  2. Contact your insurance company to get a list of physicians that are covered by your insurance.  This will save you a lot of time calling physician’s office only to find out they do not take your insurance.
  3. You may also want to contact your nearest Lupus Foundation of America chapter. They can provide a list of physicians in their service area who diagnose and treat lupus.

When making an appointment with a doctor to treat your lupus, you may want to find out how many people with lupus the doctor or clinic treats.  Are there certain physicians in the office that see the majority of those with lupus?

Online Physician Directories

Electronic directories for rheumatologists are available on the American College of Rheumatology website