William Shrank, MD
Dr. William Shrank, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses his paper and answers questions at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Keith Dunleavy, MD, President and CEO, Inovalon, addresses the importance of healthcare data and the digitization of medicine. Dr. Dunleavy states that having quality data allows for more accurate care on an individual level, along with cost savings and a better risk score.
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and senior vice president of Joslin Diabetes Center, highlights why stakeholders should attend the Patient-Centered Diabetes Care: Putting Theory into Practice event on April 10-11, in Princeton, NJ.
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, Joslin Diabetes Center, says that there are opportunities for treating diabetes within accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine.com, a web-based news source for persons with diabetes, took part in panel discussions at Patient-Centered Diabetes Care: Putting Theory into Practice, sponsored by The American Journal of Managed Care.
Edmund J. Pezalla, MD, MPH, national medical director, Aetna Pharmacy Management, says that Aetna recognizes the implications of the obesity epidemic and how it contributes to a variety of other medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension.
Rebecca Killion, MA, McKenna Long & Aldridge, says that patients' adherence to diabetes treatment is anything but simple.
Sandeep Dhindsa, MD, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences discusses the relationship between diabetes and low testosterone in men, and also notes the significance of accounting for BMI and obesity.
Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD, a professor of public het the University of Helsinki in Finland explains the association between a country's socioeconomic status and its epidemiology of type 1 diabetes (T1DM), shedding light on the various circumstances and factors that may contribute to the differences we see among other nations.
Accounting for what is known about the association between diabetes and low testosterone in men, Rita Basu, MD, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN provides her insights on the role of testosterone supplementation in men with diabetes, and notes how clinical and managed care perspectives are integrated in practice.
In light of ongoing healthcare reform in the US, Sheldon Greenfield, MD, the executive co-director of the Health Policy Research Institute and Donald Bren Professor of Medicine at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, shared his insights on the role of quality care measures in the management of diabetes, and weighed in on the advantages and disadvantages associated with implementing these tools.
Ronald J. Sigal, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine, cardiac sciences, kinesiology, and community health sciences at the University of Calgary in Canada, and a Health Senior Scholar at the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, pulls from his experience to discuss the reality of the current expectations and goals for exercise and physical activity in the overweight or obese patient with diabetes, and offers his solutions.
Philip R. Schauer, MD, the director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio contends that accountable care organizations (ACOs) need to recognize obesity as a legitimate disease that is the basis for many other serious conditions. He emphasizes that obesity certainly requires treatment, and surgery is an appropriate intervention for certain patients.
Todd Brusko, PhD, of the Todd M. Brusko Laboratory at the University of Florida College of Medicine, discussed how knowledge of regulatory T-cells has grown and improved, and noted that research has now entered a phase of harnessing the potential of our immune system through specific cell populations to combat root causes of type 1 diabetes (T1DM).
Gregory L. Fricchione, MD, of Harvard Medical School, says that primary care physicians and specialists alike can benefit from a heuristic equation that considers a patient's stress and resilience levels.