"Scleroderma Renal Crisis"
Richard Ngo, Fellow
Albany Medical Center
Patient Education Forum
What you can do to stay ahead of Scleroderma Renal Crisis:
1) Measure your blood pressure everyday (you can take one step further, and keep a log!)
2) Obtain a "Scleroderma Renal Crisis Reminder Card" made by the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-state Chapter and Dr. Lee Shapiro.
3) Place it in your wallet/purse to have it on hand so you can easily refer to it but also to show to other healthcare professionals.
To obtain the card, call The Tri-State Chapter at (800) 867-0885
About Dr. Ngo:
Dr. Ngo is a second-year Rheumatology Fellow
at Albany Medical Center. He is originally from
southern California but has also lived in
Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Paris, France. He
trained in Philadelphia for medical school at
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
and completed his internal medicine residency
there. His motivation for pursuing a life in
medicine stemmed from a dear family member
who would have complications from
Scleroderma. He originally planned to pursue a
career in Critical Care but it eventually occurred
to him that building relationships with patients
with Rheumatologic diseases made him
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