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Nancy Carteron, Physician. Author. Researcher. Mentor. Health Advocate.  Each of these describes Dr. Carteron.  With a specialty in autoimmune disease, Dr. Carteron maintains a consultative private practice located at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.   She is a member of the Clinical Faculty at the University of California San Francisco, and is also a member of the Heart and Liver Transplant team, which assists with autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders.

An accomplished researcher, Dr. Carteron has been a Clinical Investigator in numerous studies of new biologic agents for autoimmune disease. Additionally, she has performed extensive studies in the areas of Immunology, Molecular Virology, and Cellular Immunology at the Medical Centers of both Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Francisco. Her findings have appeared in numerous medical journals and publications.

Dr. Carteron is the co-author of A Body Out of Balance: Understanding and Treating Sjögren’s Syndrome, which examines one of over 130 autoimmune diseases,

Dr. Carteron has served on several patient assistance foundations. Her current participation with these foundations allows her further opportunity to facilitate access to therapies for these underserved populations. Dr. Carteron is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and is board  certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.


Ruth FremesRuth Fremes has been a patient of Dr. Carteron since 1999; learning from the Doctor what was important and what not, how to manage her symptoms and over time has gained a comprehensive understanding of how Sjogren’s Syndrome impacts her body. A graduate of the University of Toronto her career was spent as a broadcast journalist specializing in nutrition, food and consumer affairs at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, later switching to Canadian Television Network. She is the author of nine books on nutrition and health. Upon moving to California she consulted to the University of California, American Dietetic Association, as well finishing a Master’s degree and internship in Clinical Psychology.

With her husband retired, she returned to Canada where she continues her interests in Nutrition and Psychology. She co-wrote Body out of Balance  with Dr. Carteron in 2002.

Ms. Fremes has a busy active life with her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchidren. 


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