Psoriasis Treatment Plan

Doctor applying ointment to a patient

The department has an active clinical program for the management of patients suffering from psoriasis. Members of the faculty are experts in this field and use all of existing modalities available for the care of patients with psoriasis. Patients can be managed with topical or systemic medications as an out-patient or, if necessary, in the hospital. Our in-patient service is the largest in the United States and is located at the University of Miami Hospital where facilities are equipped with the newest equipment. Care is our first priority.

Our faculty are also experienced in the use of many of the treatments necessary for the management of severe psoriasis that may not be readily available outside of a major medical center. Patients can be managed with methotrexate, Soriatane, hydroxyurea, cyclosporine, CellCept, UVB, and PUVA, as well as the newer biologic agents such as Enbrel, Amevieve, Raptiva and Remicade. Sometimes it is advisable to combine or rotate these treatments to obtain maximum benefit for the patient.

For more information, please contact us at (305) 243-6704.