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Talking to Your Doctor

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Management of lupus will likely require a team approach that includes multiple doctors and health care providers. A health care team for lupus might have a good primary care doctor in addition to specialists and other medical professionals as needed. Ultimately, the most important member of the team is the person with lupus as the one responsible for learning about the illness and making necessary changes in daily habits.

Navigating care for conditions like lupus can be a challenge and may seem daunting. Below are some tips and resources that you can use for before, during, and after your doctor visits.

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