Alba Azola, M.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Co-director of the PMR Post-Acute COVID-19 Team (JH PACT) Program.
Dr. Azola presented the physician's perspective: how patients can prepare for their visit, especially the initial visit, in a way that is most helpful for the physician to focus on the most important information so that the patient can get the most help from a limited time with the provider. She also discussed issues that providers experience in working with complex, chronic illness.
"Dave" and "Sue", parents of a teen with ME/CFS, shared the story of their challenges in finding and working with numerous providers to try to get help for their child.
Moderator: Karin Dove, MassME Patient Services Volunteer
This is a virtual presentation via Zoom.
Links to video recordings:
Full program: https://youtu.be/c7sACMrqsY0
Part 1 - Physician Perspective: https://youtu.be/5m1YadySvwA
Part 2 - Family Perspective: https://youtu.be/IFWMVNchb4g
Part 3 - Q&A: https://youtu.be/ZG3y_cBoVro