Pulmonary medicine outpatient clinic
We see a lot of patients with sarcoidosis with lung involvement at the pulmonary medicine outpatient clinic in the AMC. During your outpatient clinic visit we will try to evaluate your complaints and to give you advice concerning diagnostics and treatment options. The AMC is an university hospital. Therefore, it can occur that you are initially seen by a medical intern ('coassistent') or a resident (specialist in training). By doing the anamnesis and physical examination themeselves they learn how to perform the profession. They are supervised by an experienced medical specialists, who will (if necessary) repeat part of the examinations and will discuss the next steps in the diagnostic process or treatment. Frequently this will be dr. R.E. Jonkers, who has a lot of experience with the diagnostic process and treatment of patients with sarcoidosis. You can find the pulmonary medicine outpatient clinic in the outpatient clinic building on level Q2. If necessary we can perform laboratory investigations. Blood will be withdrawn at the 'laboratorium bloedafname' on q0.
We are a tertiary referral center for patients with sarcoidosis. Healthcare for patients with sarcoidosis can be complex. Our opinion is that because the disease is relatively rare, care for these patients with severe manifestations of the disease should be performed preferably in a few specialised hospitals. We want to improve healthcare for these patients. Part of this is a specialist outpatient clinic for sarcoidosis patients with a multidisciplinary approach. Additionally we have started various scientific research projects, aimed at improving the diagnostic process and treatment of this disease. Below you can find more information concerning the research we are conducting, who we are and how you can refer patients to us.