Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Nancy Collins Gilepsy


“It is very hard to get an appointment at my rheumatologist’s practice; they are so busy. I've heard of people waiting a year to get a new patient appointment. If the rheumatologist says he wants to see you back in 8 weeks you're lucky if they can schedule you back in by 12 weeks. Also, my rheumatologist is of retirement age. I’m not sure where I'll go when he retires." 

Howard Joseph

"A few months after Ruth and I got engaged, complications from lupus put Ruth in the hospital."

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Lilly Romine

“Lilly has had a few rough patches with juvenile arthritis and hospital stays.”

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Laura Jonas McGaffick

“I have had to give up so many things like a teaching career, hiking, and skiing.”

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Three rheumatologists from the labs at Emory University

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