Managing Rheumatic Disease Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 17, 2020
Rheumatology Network Editorial Staff

In this episode of Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, Dr. Kim Gorgens interviews Shereen Mahmood, MD, a rheumatologist with the Montefiore Medical Center in South Bronx, New York, to discuss her experience as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this episode of Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, Dr. Kim Gorgens interviews Shereen Mahmood, MD, a rheumatologist with the Montefiore Medical Center in South Bronx, New York, to discuss her experience as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing rheumatic disease patients during the pandemic has had its challenges, she says, as rheumatology patients are a vulnerable patient population. They suffer from chronic conditions, often chronic pain, and they largely rely on immunosuppressants and steroids to control their condition. In this interview, Dr. Gorgens and Dr. Mahmood talk about the mental health and mental wellbeing of rheumatic disease patients during the pandemic.
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ABOUT THE HOST: Dr. Gorgens is Clinical Professor and Director of Continuing Education, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver. For more articles from Dr. Gorgens, visit her blog "Brains Matter."

Reference:

Mahmood S, Curiel-Duran L, Darapaneni R, et al. COVID-related distress and mental health in adult rheumatology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented at: American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2020; November 5-9, 2020; Virtual. Accessed November 8, 2020. https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/covid-related-distress-and-mental-health-in-adult-rheumatology-patients-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/