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Where can I find a physician?
To find a physician near you, visit:

Medical Consultants | Vasculitis Foundation
http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/node/44

That list is full of vasculitis specialists. The catch is that list does not include local doctors, so it is more useful as a list to give to YOUR doctor so they can get expert advice from vasculitis specialists.

American College of Rheumatology - Albuquerque Listing
http://www.rheumatology.org/directory/city.asp...

This is a listing of rheumatologists in Albuquerque who are affiliated with the ACR. It is NOT a comprehensive list of all vasculitis doctors, but it will get you started if you need a rheumatologist. So much of this process is just getting started in the right direction.

HealthGrades.com
http://www.healthgrades.com

Healthgrades is a publically owned enterprise that lists local physicians by speciality. Their stated mission is to improve the quality of healthcare nationwide. It is a good way to get contact information for local doctors, but you still need to verify a given doctor knows how to diagnose and treat vasculitis. If you hear a doctors name, you may be able to find it on this list to get the address and phone number.

Albuquerque, NM. Yellow Pages Local Business Directory Listings Phone Book | DexKnows.com ™
http://www.dexknows.com/

The number for healthcare specialists is probably in the Yellow Pages someplace, but if you do not search it just right, you are probably better off with the paper phone book.

If you have not already done so, go to the Vasculitis Doctors Form and submit your doctor's contact information to this list.

This space is reserved for the list of NM Vasculitis Doctors. This is not a substitute for a referral from a good physician, but it will give you some names to ask about. We will gradually provide contact information for New Mexico doctors who have been submitted by patients with vasculitis. Only the names of the doctors will be shared, never the patient. So please, tell us about your doctors now.)

There are a lot of websites that list local doctors. Not all of them are legitimate, and not all keep their information current. You need to verify any information you get from a listing, whether it is printed or on the Internet. You should contact the doctors office to make sure the information is still valid.

The information on this page will give you a listing of doctors in Albuquerque. Unless a vasculitis specialty is listed, you should not assume they are all up to date on the diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis. You need to ask good questions and make sure they check out by learning all that you can about your condition. Then it also comes down to which doctors are willing to do the homework and keep up with the research.

PATIENT REFERRED LIST OF NM VASCULITIS DOCTORS

This list is the result of the Vasculitis Doctors Form we asked you to fill out, and also the result of some good old fashioned gumshoe research, and word of mouth asking around. The physicians listed here either have a vasculitis patient now, or have had one in the past.

This is a new effort as of September 2008, so if you do not see many doctors listed at first, keep checking. I am contacting them and this list will grow. I am not listing every doctor in a particular specialty. Only doctors who have confirmed experience with treating vasculitis will appear on this list. Appearance on this list is not a substitute for a referral from a qualified physician.

You will need to check these doctors out yourself to make sure they can reasonably fulfill your particular health care needs.

A person with vasculitis may need various doctors on their medical team, including:

  • A primary care physician.
  • A rheumatologist (rheumatic disease specialist)
  • A dermatologist (skin specialist)
  • A hematologist (blood specialist)
  • A pulmonologist (respiratory disease specialist)
  • An otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist)
  • A cardiologist (heart specialist)
  • A neurologist (nervous system specialist)
  • An ophthalmologist (eye specialist)
  • A urologist (urinary tract and urogenital system specialist)
  • A nephrologist (kidney specialist)
  • An infectious disease specialist
  • A pain specialist

Primary Care Physicians

We all need a primary care physician, so you may also want to know about pediatricians and family doctors who know about vasculitis. Even with other specialist, you will need a "medical home base," where you can go for the management of symptoms, side effects, opportunistic infections (Virus and Bacterial infections).

Pediatrics


Family Physician


Rheumatology

"What is a Rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Many rheumatologists conduct research to determine the cause and better treatments for these disabling and sometimes fatal diseases.

What do rheumatologists treat?
Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat."
http://www.rheumatology.org/public/rheumatologist.asp

UNM Hospital Rheumatology Clinic
2211 Lomas Blvd NE, ACC # 5
505 272-3840
Fax: 505 272-4367
  • Wilmer L Sibbitt  (Rheumatologist - Churg Strauss, Wegeners) [*****]
  • Arthur Bankhurst, MD (Rheumatologist, Dept. Head)
The Rheumatology team at UNM meets every week to discuss the significant cases. So, you get not just one doctor, but a team. The adult and pediatric doctors cross-consult with one another on cases where a rare disease like vasculitis is involved.

UNM Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital: UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital
1127 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102-1715
(505) 272-2800
(505) 272-5200
  • Arthur Bankhurst, MD (Dept. Head)
  • Courtney Johnson, MD (Pediatric Rheumatologist - Wegeners) [*****]
Albuquerque's only pediatric rheumatologist. The thing about UNM is all the doctors consult on all of the difficult cases regularly, so all experience is used.

Albuquerque Rehabilitation and Rheumatology
1617 University Boulevard North East
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 341-4148
  • Dr. Jacqueline Kim Dean [*****]
  • Dr. Leroy Arnold Pacheco
Presbyterian Hospital
8300 Constitution NE- Suite 210
(505) 291-2222
Fax: 505 291-2440
  • Erik Carlson, MD [*****] RETIRED
  • Juliet A. Coquia, MD
  • James Steier, MD
  • Peter Rosandich, MD
Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center
www.albuquerque.va.gov
1501 San Pedro Dr
Albuquerque, NM 87108-5153
(505) 265-1711

I do not have the names, but I have spoken to patients with vasculitis who speak well of the doctors at the VA. There are Rheumatologists and Neprologists at the VA who know about vasculitis. I also learned that the UNM Rheumatology Department also sends doctors and fellows to treat patients at the VA.  

Lovelace Hospital - Albuquerque Health Partners --
5400 Gibson Boulevard South East
Albuquerque, NM
87108
There was a Dr. Susan Cowen  at this practice previously who gained some good comments, but I have not heard anything to recommend the current doctors. Anyone know anything about them? Most of what I am hearing from patients is not positive so I cannot recommend Lovelace.


Dermatology


What is a dermatologist?
"A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in skin care. This doctor receives extensive training in treating skin problems and helping keep skin healthy. With this extensive training, experience, and passion, a dermatologist helps keep skin, hair, and nails healthy, and healthy looking, throughout your lifetime."
http://www.aad.org/public/specialty/what.html

No doctors listed, yet.

Hematology

We can infer a meaning from: About ASH - American Society of Hematology
 "The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology."
http://www.hematology.org/about/
A better patient resource is this: Blood The Vital Connection  http://www.bloodthevitalconnection.org/

No doctors listed, yet.

Pulmonology


Otolaryngology


Cardiology


Neurology


Opthamology


Urology


Nephrology


Infectious Disease Specialists


Other specialties


NON-New Mexico Doctors (For those who travel, or who are seeking a specialist.)

Denver, Colorado
National Jewish Health
http://www.nationaljewish.org/

Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah
http://healthcare.utah.edu/

Rochester, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

Baltimore, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Hospital
http://www.hopkinshospital.org/

Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/

Boston, Massechusetts
Boston Medical
http://www.bmc.org/

Boston University School of Medicine Affiliates
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/BUSM-ClinicalAffiliates.html

PARIS, FRANCE
Loïc GUILLEVIN, MD, PhD
Hôpital Cochin
Paris, France, 75679
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