Learn all about rheumatic disorders Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis in easy to understand terms and with practical applications
Armed with this knowledge you or your loved one can get proper help and treatment and improve your quality of life
There is a lot of free medical knowledge available online but often it is not accurate or relevant. In addition, the sheer size of the data available is daunting. You need someone to give you the most accurate and up to date information that you can apply right away.
I designed this course to share my 36 years of experience in the medical field and to provide all the most critical information you need through engaging video lectures and short case studies.
At the completion of this course you will have the knowledge and the skill to significantly assist in the care of yourself or someone else with confidence.
Brief explanation of what the course will cover and how that knowledge can be used
Explains what is PMR and gives highlights on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and medication. At the completion of this lecture you will have a basic understanding of the disorder.
This lecture explains how to prepare for a doctor's visit to include what to do before, during, and after the visit. At the completion of this lecture you will know what information to have ready and what questions to ask of your doctor.
This lecture covers all the possible symptoms you may experience due to PMR and what to do next
This lecture will explain what the doctor needs to check to make a diagnosis and why it is important. This knowledge will make you more confident of the accuracy of your doctor's diagnosis
Many different diseases have similar symptoms and this lecture will go over how other diseases can be eliminated to make the correct diagosis
Diagnostic tests can be helpful in supporting or eliminating a diagnosis and this lecture will discuss what is useful and what is not so you have right expectations
Once a diagnosis is made the doctor and the patient need to work together to design and implement the correct treatment. This lecture will arm you with the knowledge you need to contribute significantly to your or another person's care
This lecture covers GCA symptoms and how they differ from PMR. At the end of this lecture you will be confident that you understand what is relevant and what is not
There are specific questions and parts of the examination geared toward GCA that this lecture will cover.
Diagnostic tests are used to both confirm and eliminate a diagnosis. At the end of this lecture you will have a clear understanding of what tests are useful to have
While you may be diagnosed with both PMR and GCA, there are differences in the treatment that are critical and which will be covered in this lecture. At the end of this lecture you will have a clear understanding what are the differences and why diagnosing and treating GCA right away is so essential.
Retired board certified physician with 36 years of experience in private practice and hospital in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Worked in NY hospital as teaching and supervising Attending Physician with responsibilities to diagnose and treat of acute cases in emergency room and teach and supervise of Internal Medicine residents in training. Worked as rheumatologist providing outpatient comprehensive Rheumatological care and hospital Rheumatological consultation. In addition to the hospital positions, provided care as both Internal Medicine and Rheumatologist in NY private practice setting. Trained in Winthrop University Hospital, Long Island NY.