My name is Wendy Riese and I have an autoimmune disease known as psoriasis. I was diagnosed a little over 7 years ago with this disease. I have been to many doctors and have been on many medications. This past February, I FINALLY received authorization from my insurance company to begin a biologic medication; thanks to the persistence of a new dermatologist and myself. Over the past year, I have become involved in the psoriatic community by advocating against step therapy laws, which prevent patients like myself from receiving proper treatment for their medical condition. I have raised funds towards research for a cure and volunteered at various psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis events.
I’m a Patient Leader