The clinical sites of the VCRC welcome the opportunity to evaluate patients with vasculitis and provide comprehensive consultation to referring physicians. Patients may be referred for a variety of reasons including:
- Second opinion regarding a diagnosis;
- Advice regarding further evaluation and management;
- Assumption of care; and
- Evaluation for potential participation in any of several ongoing research studies.
The clinicians at the VCRC Centers are quite experienced in the co-management of patients with referring positions from a variety of medical specialties. We welcome the opportunity to have an initial comprehensive evaluation and then periodically re-evaluate the patient, but leave the day-to-day management to the referring physician. Often these re-evaluations can coincide with research visits.
To refer a patient to a VCRC Center, please see our list of Participating Clinical Centers