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What doctor should a lupus patient see? 
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: A rheumatologist
Several doctors will likely help take care of a lupus patient: a primary care doctor to coordinate referrals to specialists, and to take care of non-lupus issues; a rheumatologist to take care of general lupus problems; and then other specialists to help take care of problems with certain organ systems (such as nephrologists to treat kidney failure, or ophthalmologists to treat eye problems).

In brief: A rheumatologist
Several doctors will likely help take care of a lupus patient: a primary care doctor to coordinate referrals to specialists, and to take care of non-lupus issues; a rheumatologist to take care of general lupus problems; and then other specialists to help take care of problems with certain organ systems (such as nephrologists to treat kidney failure, or ophthalmologists to treat eye problems).
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Dennis Jerome
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rheumatologists
In the beginning it is best to see a specialist called a rheumatologist who is trained to identify and treat autoimmune diseases.
Other specialist may be needed since lupus can involve so many different organs and if stable your internist or primary care doctor may be able to provide guided routine care.

In brief: Rheumatologists
In the beginning it is best to see a specialist called a rheumatologist who is trained to identify and treat autoimmune diseases.
Other specialist may be needed since lupus can involve so many different organs and if stable your internist or primary care doctor may be able to provide guided routine care.
Dr. Dennis Jerome
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