Post Fracture Oversight Persists in Osteoporosis

September 25, 2020

In a review recently published in Current Osteoporosis Reports, Sarah French, M.D., a rheumatologist with the University of California at San Francisco, summarizes performance quality measures for osteoporosis using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid measures for pay-for-performance programs. In this interview, Dr. French shares with us her findings.

Adopting Right-Sized Care in Rheumatology

September 01, 2020

Today from Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, we talk with Dr. Jeffrey Curtis of the University of Alabama. We spoke about the use of activity trackers as a tool to record and track arthritic flare-ups. The device has been found to be useful in improving patient care or as Dr. Curtis says, “we need to right-size care” by giving patients the right care at the right time.” In this interview, he explains how an activity tracker can make such a huge difference in the care patients receive.

The Public Health Crisis of Bone Health

August 20, 2020

In today's issue of Overdrive, the podcast from Rheumatology Network, we focus on bone health. In the U.S. there are about 54 million women and men, who have low bone density and are at risk of having a fracture. And, despite having access to effective treatments, most people are not being tested or treated---even high-risk patients. It's a major public health concern and a crisis in medicine, says one expert.

Podcast: Making Sense of the COVID-19 Infodemic

August 13, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic early this year, there have been a number of studies published to test the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment. In today’s edition of Overdrive, the podcast from Rheumatology Network, Dr. Daniel Solomon, editor-in-chief of Arthritis and Rheumatology, helps us make sense of the science.

Podcast: Breaks and Ruptures in Patient-Doctor Communications

August 04, 2020

There is an inherit risk for a break, or rupture, in the doctor-patient relationship. In this episode of Overdrive, Dr. Kim Gorgens, a psychologist with the University of Denver and a Rheumatology Network board member, and Dr. Linda Mona, a patient with chronic disease and a clinical psychologist, discuss maintaining a good relationship with your patients which hold more benefits than you may realize.

Podcast: Are your patients well verse on vitamin D intake?

August 03, 2020

Managing vitamin D levels may not be as straightforward as it would seem. There are factors that should be considered that are not often communicated to patients. In today's edition of Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, we talk with Dr. Suzanne Jan de Beur of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as director of endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and president-elect of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Podcast: Overdrive From Rheumatology Network with Dr. Jeffrey Sparks

August 02, 2020

In today's issue of Overdrive, a podcast from Rheumatology Network, we talk with Dr. Jeffrey Sparks, a rheumatologist with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who recently addressed the importance of an interdisciplinary and individualized approach in treating rheumatic disease patients who have Interstitial lung disease, a condition that can lead to worsen morbidity and mortality. Learn more in this interview.