"Working with Your Healthcare Provider”

Presented by Alba Azola, M.D.

The presentation is relevant to ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Long Covid and Chronic Lyme Disease.

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 4 p.m. ET 



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:

Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz31KwoUbYrGjlOUKA5Yz5dTMBKMDdolR

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


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