Support Groups, Local Rheumatologists, and Assistance with Medications
The Kansas Chapter invites you to joint a support group in your area. Meetings are held at various locations across Kansas. For more information, contact the Lupus Foundation of America, KS Chapter (316) 262-6180 or email us at email@example.com
Wichita Support Group
meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3:00 pm
Contact the Arthritis Foundation for monthly location (316) 263-0116.
Leader: Michelle Chippeaux-Hammerer
Hutchinson Support Group
meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm
at the Hutchinson Public Library,901 N. Main, Rm 1.
Leader: Kelly Martinez
Topeka Support Group
Monday, April 02, 2012 6:30PM - 8:30 PM Topeka Lupus Support Group Topeka Public Library Anton Room 202 Please contact Darlene Waters @ TopekaLupussg@gmail.com or call (785) 430-1933 to RSVP or if you have ANY questions. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Stormont Vail Health Center, 1500 SW 10th Ave., Pozez Education Center, Carkhuff Classroom.
Leader: need volunteer.
Salina Support Group
meets the 2nd Monday of each month 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Salina Regional Health Center, 400 South Santa Fe, Salina, BASEMENT conference room: WEST. Leaders: Karen Humphries and Courtney Humphries. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas Chapter will train volunteers who are willing to commit to leading a support group in the state. Please contact the organization at email@example.com.
Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas
Wichita Office (316) 612-4815
Tim Shaver MD
Shadi Shahouri MD
Shirley Wang MD
David Weidensaul MD
Vivian Illera MD
Ruth Busch ARNP, BC
Leawood Office (813) 338-3222
James Anderson MD
Aruna Baratham MD
Nancy Young Olsen MD
Via Christi Clinic Rheumatologists
Wichita (316) 689-9188
Nadia Gibon MD
Preethi Kurakula MD
Richard Lies MD
Steen Mortensen MD
Teresa Reynolds MD
Hutchinson Area Rheumatologists
Basit A Malik MD (620) 662-2270
Janelle Regier MD (620) 662-6000
Naveed Salahuddin MD (620) 694-4096
David Weidensaul MD (620) 663-4800
Topeka Area Rheumatologists
Cotton O'Neil Clinic
Topeka Office (785) 354-9591
Douglas Gardner MD
Ed Letournaeu MD
Asthma, Allergy and Rheumatology Assoc.
Topeka office (785) 232-9154
Lawrence Office (785) 842-3778
John Martinez MD
Lawrence Area Rheumatologists
Lawrence Health Plaza (785) 840-2551
Nancy Nowlin MD
Arthritis Center (785) 615-1523
Bruce Rothschild MD
Kansas City Kansas Area
James Anderson MD (913) 388-3222
Rheumatology Office Dept Of Medicine KU Medical Ctr (913) 588-6009
Herbert Lindsley MD
Dept of Pediatrics/ KU Children Center KU Medical Ctr (913) 588-6325
Carol Lindsley MD
Nancy Olson MD
Prescription Medication Assistance Sites
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.
A FREE prescription-savings card for eligible residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who have no prescription drug coverage. A public service program created and sponsored by a group of some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
RXAssist - Patient Assistance Center
RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.
RxHope is the only patient assistance Internet initiative financially supported by PhRMA (Pharmaceutical and Research Manufacturers of America) and participating pharmaceutical companies.
NeedyMeds provides information for people who need help with the cost of medicine and other health care expenses.
Wal-Mart Pharmacies offer $4 prescriptions for a 30-day supply of 300 generic drugs. Follow the links to the Pharmacy and the $4 Prescription program for additional information.
AARP State-by-State, Plan-by-Plan List of Pharmacy Assistance Programs
Individual Company Patient Assistance Programs
Abbott Patient Assistance Program
The Abbott Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides Abbott medications, at no cost, to patients in financial need.
AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program
Provides information about AstraZeneca's assistance programs.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Programs
This website provides information about the Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation and other programs that provide access to BMS products to eligible individuals.
Bridge to Access (GlaxoSmithKline)
GlaxoSmithKline’s patient assistance program for non-oncology medicines provides GSK prescription medicines to eligible low-income patients without prescription drug benefits.
Genentech Patient Access Programs
Patient assistance support is for those eligible patients in the United States who do not have insurance coverage or who cannot afford their out-of-pocket co-pay costs.
Lilly Direct Patient Assistance Programs
Eli Lilly and Company index of all company programs to assist patients with prescription drug costs.
Merk & Company provides its medicines and adult vaccines for free or at discounts to people who do not have prescription drug or health insurance coverage and who, without our assistance, cannot afford their Merck medicine and vaccines.
Novartis Patient Assistance Program
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation's Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides assistance to patients experiencing financial hardship who have no third party insurance coverage for their medicines.
Ortho-McNeil, Inc. Patient Assistance Program
Ortho-McNeil provides assistance to patients who, because of financial burden and lack of prescription drug coverage, may have difficulty paying for their treatment.
Pfizer Patient Assistance
An index of patient assistance programs offered by Pfizer, Inc.
Roche U.S. Pharmaceuticals Assistance Program
Roche program providing company drugs, free, to patients who lack prescription coverage and the means to pay for the medications they need.
Schering-Plough Patient Assistance Programs
Schering-Plough assists patients in securing drug reimbursement as well as providing lifesaving drugs at no cost to people with low incomes through our patient assistance programs.
The Wyeth Pharmaceutical Assistance Foundation strives to ensure that eligible patients receive medications at no cost and in a timely manner. The company website includes information about eligibility requirements and a downloadable application form that must be completed by the patient and physician.