Saturday, August 3, 2013

Help PCPs Know What How to "Treat" a Cushing's Patient



verb (used with object)
to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treatsomeone with respect.
to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal with accordingly: to treat a matter as unimportant.
to deal with (a disease, patient, etc.) in order to relieve or cure.

This article is targeted to primary care physicians, often the first stop on a patient's path to diagnosis. Some patients face uninterested doctors with little medical curiosity. I did. You likely did. It is my hope that these physicians listen to their patients and begin to test for this not-so-rare-but-rarely-diagnosed disease. Primary Care Physicians must learn how to treat (1) Cushing's patients as much as they learn to treat (3) us.  This article offers guidelines for this front-line group. -- M

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