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Stanford University is home to experts in the care of psoriasis. We operate one of the most advanced clinics in the region offering narrow-band ultraviolet instruments. We treat a wide range of patients, even those with difficult-to-treat psoriasis.
The management of psoriasis is rapidly changing. New and emerging research has led to cutting-edge therapies not previously available to our patients. At the Stanford Psoriasis Clinic, we use the most advanced technologies to treat even the most difficult cases of psoriasis, including injection and infusion therapies.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem in which the skin cells grow too quickly. This results in thick patches of skin, call plaques. Learn more about psoriasis.
We offer a number of different treatment options for psoriasis at our clinic. Our team will work with you to find the therapy (or therapies) that works best for you. Treatment options include:
Phototherapy Treatment for Psoriasis
Also called light therapy, phototherapy exposes the skin to lasers, LED, fluorescent lamps, and ultraviolet or infrared radiation to treat diseases. We can use phototherapy on the whole body or smaller areas.
Biological Therapies for Psoriasis
We use the latest and most effective FDA-approved biological therapies. These are injectable therapies we administer in our onsite infusion center. Learn more about our Infusion Center.
Excimer Laser Treatment for Psoriasis
This is a precise laser treatment for treating psoriasis and other skin conditions. Advantages include:
Doesn't damage healthy skin
Requires shorter and fewer treatments than many other therapies
Psoriasis Research at Stanford
The late Dr. Eugene Farber established a world-wide reputation for the Stanford Dermatology Department in his 40-year tenure at our university. His worked helped to illuminate the causes and treatment of psoriasis. Through funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Psoriasis Foundation and community support, Stanford's physician scientists are leading efforts to understand more about the underlying basis of human psoriasis, identifying new disease targets and developing new therapies.
To learn more about our psoriasis research program, please email Anne Dazey.
Please confirm the location of your appointment during scheduling as our doctors and staff see patients in multiple locations.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
New patients should bring their medical records to their first appointment
Make sure your primary care provider sends any physician notes, laboratory results, X-ray films and other studies or bring them with you to your first visit.
Bring your insurance card and the name and telephone number of your referring doctor.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
When you refer one of your patients to a Stanford Hospital & Clinics’ Dermatology Clinic, we want to assure you that we’ll provide him or her with the same level of personal care you give them.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a new patient, fax the patient referral form with any supporting documentation to 650-721-3476. A Patient Care Coordinator will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office. We will contact the patient and schedule an evaluation appointment upon insurance clearance.