We conclude our series on lupus with a trip to the doctor’s office, where rheumatologist Dr. Mark Box delves into the clinical side of the disease. He explores dealing with insurance companies and preserving the doctor-patient relationship. Our field correspondent, Kate Pecora speaks with Cheryl Etheredge, founder of Smiles Behind Lupus, on her lupus journey and how she gives back to others through the Lupus Smile Box program.
And in the aftermath of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) assessment of lupus nephritis treatments, Terry and Dr. Bob examine how the potential results could impact the community. Plus, is ICER creeping into state legislatures?
Mark Box, M.D.
Rheumatologist, Carondelet Rheumatology
Dr. Box is board-certified in rheumatology and a certified densitometrist who also conducts research that informs future treatments for his patients. He is active in the healthcare industry, advocating for medical legislation, and supporting clinical research.
His areas of interest include Internal Medicine, Densitometry, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Disease, Still's Disease, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Gout.
Dr. Box earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
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