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Lupus Clinic

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The UCSF Lupus Clinic focuses on evaluating and treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly moderate to severe forms. Our providers have expertise in lupus nephritis and other organ-threatening manifestations of SLE. We work closely with dermatologists, nephrologists and other specialists to collaboratively manage all aspects of this complex disease.

Because lupus is a chronic condition, we're also devoted to educating patients and their families about the disease. Our clinic is one of 22 national centers participating in the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, collecting information on lupus for the largest database of its kind. UCSF providers are actively investigating new treatments for lupus, and patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

The Lupus Clinic is located within the Rheumatology Clinic.

Learn more about clinical trials and how they work.

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    Defining Stress REsilience And Mindfulness Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A modified version of the 8-item Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8) will be used to evaluate acceptability of the mindfulness program by patients in the treatment group. A few of the words in the original CSQ-8 were changed...


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    • Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • Best in the West and No. 7 in the nation for rheumatology

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Rheumatology Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
    San Francisco, CA 94143

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      UCSF Division of Rheumatology Research

      The UCSF Division of Rheumatology's research aims to illuminate how rheumatologic diseases develop as well as to discover new therapies. The division also studies health care delivery.

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