Expert Perspectives: Improved Medication Adherence in Rheumatic Diseases

July 29, 2021

“Our study confirms challenges in selecting an appropriate outcome in interventional studies targeting medication adherence and the ways in which the lack of guidance in this area hinders research and limits our ability to compare interventions and draw conclusions about their effectiveness,” stated investigators.

Roy Fleischmann, MD: Safety of JAK Inhibitors

July 27, 2021

Roy Fleischmann, MD, discusses the recent Pfizer press release touching upon the safety of JAK inhibitors. He explains the recent scrutiny of JAKs, the concerns some rheumatologists have in regard to JAK inhibitors, and his personal opinions on prescribing JAK inhibiting drugs to his patients.

Overdrive Podcast: Value-Based Care in Rheumatology

July 13, 2021

On the latest episode of Overdrive, we sat down with Andrew L Concoff MD, FACR, CAQSM, to discuss value-based care, including the benefits, collaborate approach to working with payers, the revenue and cost savings, and how value-based care can support routine and consistent health visits.

Concierge Medicine: A Rewarding Option for Rheumatologists

July 08, 2021

Irene Kazmers, MD, discusses the heavy administrative burden placed on all practicing physicians in the last decade and why she chose to begin concierge, or membership medicine, a practice model that has "proven to be a tremendous fit for my career at this point in time and made it possible for me to continue as a practicing rheumatologist."

Autoimmune Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases, High-Dose Corticosteroids Linked to Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

July 07, 2021

Patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases had an increased risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and worse clinical outcomes of COVID-19, including death, although disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) did not increase the risk of these outcomes.