The initial diagnosis of an autoimmune disease can be frightening, confusing, and overwhelming for many patients. With more than 80 different known conditions, autoimmune disease is very common and can affect anyone. Certain people can be more susceptible than others, and knowing what to look for and how to proceed if symptoms occur, or after an initial diagnosis is important in finding the best treatment plan for each case.
What are Autoimmune Diseases?
Certain people can be more susceptible to some autoimmune diseases, such as women of childbearing age, people with a family history of a condition, people exposed to certain environmental risk factors, and people of certain ethnic backgrounds. An estimated 23.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with some type of autoimmune disease, and some conditions are far more common than others.
Seeking a Second Opinion
From individualized arthritis treatment to advanced diagnostic testing for conditions like colitis, Dr. Susan Baker takes a modern approach to classic patient care and disease management. Technological advancements, from enhanced testing and diagnostic capabilities, to Skype consultations, allow Dr. Baker to offer her expertise to a wider range of patients across the country. If you’re in need of a second opinion for a rheumatological diagnosis, please feel free to contact Dr. Baker at your earliest convenience.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
After a Diagnosis
Diagnostic testing and treatment services Dr. Baker offers at her practice include :
To learn more about autoimmune diseases, visit medlineplus.gov.
Contact Dr. Susan Baker for a Second Opinion Today!
Whether you’re looking for a second opinion to confirm a diagnosis for a rheumatic or autoimmune disease, or would like to explore treatment plans available for your condition, Dr. Susan Baker acts as a long term partner to her patients in Los Angeles and can help to design a plan that is individualized for your unique needs. Call to schedule an appointment today at (310) 274-7770, or you can use the online form.
Next, learn about the knee injections offered by Dr. Baker.