by John Fries
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a large academic medical center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, has established an on-site Multidisciplinary Vasculitis Clinic to provide enhanced care for patients with vasculitis.
The Clinic, which opened in December 2017 and is now treating more than 60 patients, is located at 1800 Zollinger Road.
Because vasculitis often affects multiple organ systems, many patients require care and treatment provided by a collaborative team representing multiple specialties, including rheumatology, nephrology and pulmonology.
The Multidisciplinary Vasculitis Clinic brings these specialists together in the same location, allowing patients to interact with multiple providers during the same visit.
The Clinic offers patients a streamlined experience as well as opportunities to participate in research studies, while fostering communication among care providers.
“This collaborative environment truly allows us to work together to formulate a cohesive plan for patients with these complex chronic diseases,” said Lynn Fussner, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and pulmonologist at the Clinic. “Patients are very engaged in the process and seem to appreciate the team approach. “