Interviews

Dr Winston Collins Highlights How Philadelphia Is Trying to Reduce Stigma of Addiction
September 21, 2018 – 
Getting more patients access to medication-assisted treatment for their substance use disorder requires reducing the stigma of the disease, said Winston Collins, PhD, program director for substance use services at the John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Centers.
Dr Denalee O'Malley Highlights Gaps in Cancer Treatment Communication
September 19, 2018 – 
Assessing a patient’s understanding of his or her own illness is important as cancer treatments become more and more complex, said Denalee O’Malley, PhD, LSW, instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr Jeffrey Gudin: PDMPs Are Getting Better, but Still Room for Improvement
September 17, 2018 – 
There are 2 ways prescription drug monitoring programs can improve, said Jeffrey Gudin, MD, Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr Don Dizon Highlights Services Insurance Should Cover for Women Who Had Breast Cancer
September 14, 2018 – 
There are medications, procedures, and techniques that insurers could do a better job covering that would improve quality for women after breast cancer, said Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, director of Women's Cancers at the Lifespan Cancer Institute, director of medical oncology at Rhode Island Hospital, and associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr Winston Collins Outlines Interaction Needed to Treat Patients Recovering From Substance Use Disorder
September 11, 2018 – 
Health systems will need to be able to provide multiple services to treat and support people recovering from substance use disorder, which requires interaction and communication, said Winston Collins, PhD, program director for substance use services at the John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Centers.
Dr Denalee O'Malley on Follow-Up Care for Cancer Survivors
September 05, 2018 – 
Making financial sacrifices during treatment can have long-term effects on survivorship for patients with cancer, said Denalee O’Malley, PhD, LSW, instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr Jeffrey Gudin: How Providers Can Make Sure Patients in Pain Are Treated
September 03, 2018 – 
The pendulum has swung so far that even patients with cancer pain may not get the appropriate medications they need, but there are things healthcare providers can keep in mind when caring for patients who need opioids for pain, said Jeffrey Gudin, MD, director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr Don Dizon: Discussing Sexual Health Needs With Patients With Cancer
August 31, 2018 – 
Most oncologists aren’t comfortable discussing sexual health needs with their patients, but there are places where sexual health services for patients with cancer are starting to gain foothold, said Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, director of Women's Cancers at the Lifespan Cancer Institute, director of medical oncology at Rhode Island Hospital, and associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr Denalee O'Malley Discusses Unique Concerns of Younger Patients With Breast Cancer
August 22, 2018 – 
Younger, premenopausal patients with breast cancer can have unique issues that providers need to keep in mind, said Denalee O’Malley, PhD, LSW, instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr Robert Gabbay Explains Controversy Over Recent A1C Guidelines
August 21, 2018 – 
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Joslin Diabetes Center, explains why the Joslin Diabetes Center and the American Diabetes Association oppose the decision by the American College of Physicians to recommend a higher A1C target across the board.
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