Managing Rheumatic Disease Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 13,  Dec 16, 2020, 08:15 PM

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.