Update on Migraine Patient Care Challenges During the Pandemic

Migraines plague some 35 million Americans, the majority of them women in their 30s and 40s, and disabling pain and symptoms are linked to lost productivity at work, school, and home. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we bring you an excerpt of an interview with a headache specialist about the extra challenges for patients and providers during the pandemic.

Migraines plague some 35 million Americans, the majority of them women in their 30s and 40s, and disabling pain and symptoms are linked to lost productivity at work, school, and home. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we bring you an excerpt of an interview with Deena E. Kuruvilla, MD, FAHS, the medical director of the Westport Headache Institute. She and Matt Hoffman, managing editor of NeurologyLive®, another MJH Life Sciences™ medical news website, had a conversation a few weeks after this year’s American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

They discuss the obstacles patients with migraine face during the pandemic to getting necessary care, the effect of worsening lifestyle changes over the past year and a half on patients with headaches, the difficulty in finding a clinician who knows about the latest migraine treatments, issues related to prior authorization, and more.

Watch the full interview on Medical World News®, and read more about migraine here.

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