multidisciplinary team

Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.
High-risk skin cancer needs multidisciplinary management
High-risk skin cancer needs multidisciplinary managementImmunosuppressed patients have a greater risk for developing high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer, which can typically be more aggressive in this patient population. As such, a multidisciplinary approach is required when contemplating appropriate treatment and management of this patient population.
Child abuse diagnosis requires careful analysisUp to 90% of young victims present with cutaneous findings; however, only 8% of the 90% of skin abnormalities due to child abuse are pathognomonic. The diagnosis of child abuse should be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of expert specialists. Learn what to look for.
Team-based approach to manage heart failure can reduce readmissionsIn a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Kim Newline, RN spoke on how healthcare providers, with various strengths, in and out of a hospital can help prevent unnecessary readmissions.
Collaborative care challengesClinicians agree that multi-disciplinary teams are the optimal approach to managing advanced melanoma, for they aim for consistent messaging to patients about treatment and require that physicians who are members of the team support their therapeutic choices with evidence. However, obstacles include geographical challenges in community care, treatment sequencing and bias, and physician communication.
The importance of multidisciplinary care for diabetes
The importance of multidisciplinary care for diabetesRecently, a colleague wrote me to express his concern about a primary care physician (PCP) in his community acquiring digital retinal photographs of his diabetes patients. One of those patients presented to the optometrist’s office with the impression that “all he needed was a refraction” since the PCP had “already checked him for diabetic retinopathy.”