General Dermatology - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Recommendation for patients on biologics or immunosuppressive therapy
While there are currently no guidelines from CDC for our patients on biologics or other immunosuppressive medications, and there are not enough studies to support statements about all viruses, one psoriasis expert, Dr Jeffrey Sobell issued the following statement on March 10, 2020 :
"For patients who have been healthy on their biologic up to now with no obvious increase in infection rate, continuing therapy LIKELY WILL NOT increase their risk of contracting the virus. Furthermore, if an infection should occur, it is NOT LIKELY that their ability to fight the infection will be affected. But, of course, as with any significant infection, patients should hold future doses until they fully recover."
His conclusion to stop injection/infusion until recovery is in concordance with current practice here at RAD for all our patients on biologics and other immunosuppressants.
Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil, a leading dermatologist who trained, practiced, and taught dermatology at top medical and dermatology centers in both Europe and the US is now offering her expertise in a private distinctive setting on the main line.
Your satisfaction is our main goal. We put together a highly skilled, well trained and compassionate medical team that treats you as if you were part of our own family. We take the time to listen to you, to educate you about your condition or concern, and to make sure you truly get the best results possible.
Our dermatologists are specialized in the diagnosis of all conditions related to skin, hair and nails in people of all skin colors. We routinely perform skin cancer screening. We offer you the most advanced perspectives and treatments for acne, rosacea, psoriasis, melasma, keloids and skin cancer to name just a few.
Because we value your time, we usually run on time. Our scheduling system is available online anytime of the day so that you can book or manage your appointment conveniently from your phone or computer without calling our office.
We are easily accessible in the heart of the mainline, are just a short drive from Center City Philadelphia and offer ample parking or convenient access with public transportation.