What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Many patients with Lupus have a rash and no further symptoms. Less often Lupus causes damage throughout the body causing pain and problems varying from headaches and seizures, chest pain, difficulty breathing, blood clots, kidney failure and dialysis. Lupus is controllable with medication and partnership with your healthcare provider.


How does the Arthritis Center treat Lupus?

The Arthritis Center uses careful diagnoses with the goal of identifying the unique characteristics of each patient's illness.  State-of-the-art treatment and medication are used to control the illness and to prevent long term tissue damage. Dr. Baak works with patients and their primary care physician to optimize patient recovery. 


What is Dr. Baak's experience with the treatment of Lupus?

Dr. Baak has been treating Lupus since 1994 and is Board Certified in Rheumatology. For addtional information on lupus and its treatments click the button below: