Items Tagged ‘UCLA Division of Rheumatology’

True Compassion

March 28, 2017

True Compassion

By sclero sister sclero sister

I meet Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann 2 years ago, when she confirmed my Scleroderma diagnosis. After a year of dealing with doctors, it was so refreshing to find a doctor with such great bedside manner and compassion. I want to say Thank you and Happy Doctor’s Day to Dr. Volkmann and all doctors out there. Thank […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann, patient stories, rheumatology, sleroderma, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


March 24, 2017

Someone Special

By r5150n r5150n

I met Dr. Jennifer Grossman when she was a new rheumatologist and I was a new lupus patient. It was in the early 90’s. It is now 2017 and I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer that has spread to the bones. Dr. Grossman has always been supportive of me since we first met. I […]

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Tags: arthritis, Doctors Day, Dr. Jennifer Grossman, Lupus, patient stories, rheumatic disease, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs