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Lupus can significantly impact every aspect of a person’s life. With this condition, the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue and may prevent a person from being able to fully participate in daily activities. Medical Dermatology Specialists provides high quality lupus treatment for individuals in Lawrenceville and throughout Gwinnett County to mitigate these symptoms.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease affecting numerous systems throughout the body. This condition can be difficult to diagnose, as it can mimic other ailments and symptoms can vary significantly from person to person. A series of tests from a Lawrenceville dermatologist or medical professional in Gwinnett County is necessary to achieve an accurate diagnosis. These tests can include blood and urine tests, chest x-ray, echocardiogram and skin biopsy.

Types of Lupus

Several types of lupus can affect Gwinnett County individuals in Lawrenceville. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus can create sun sensitivity, hair loss and skin rashes. Drug-induced lupus is the result of certain medications and typically goes away when the medication is stopped. Neonatal lupus affects infants at birth with antibodies from women who have been diagnosed with lupus prior to the pregnancy.

Symptoms of Lupus

The exact root cause of lupus is unknown but believed to be a combination of environmental factors and genetics. Common symptoms of lupus can include fever, fatigue, joint pain, swelling, chest pains and skin lesions. You can also experience dry eyes, headaches, confusion, memory loss and shortness of breath. Lupus can be triggered by infections, sun exposure and certain medications.

Effective Treatment Options in Lawrenceville

Treatment options for lupus typically focus on managing symptoms to improve overall quality of life. Diagnosed individuals will need ongoing medical care. If left undiagnosed, lupus can create significant damage to internal organs like the kidneys and heart. Common treatment options include corticosteroids, immunosuppressive drugs, biologics and pain medications. Lifestyle changes may also be recommended to mitigate the severity of symptoms.

Customized Lupus Treatment in Gwinnett County

While there is no cure for lupus, effective symptom management can help you achieve optimal health. Medical Dermatology Specialists in Lawrenceville offers customized lupus treatment plans for Gwinnett County individuals. Schedule an appointment today.

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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