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Why is a Multidisciplinary Team Approach Necessary ? August 8, 2013

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.
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Courtesy of the Pituitary Network Association:

“Pituitary disorders are often complex and difficult to diagnose.  A variety of highly skilled doctors who collaborate and communicate about what is in the patient’s best interests is utmost in importance. Often in addition to the endocrinologist, pituitary neurosurgeon, primary care doctor, nurse who is familiar with such disorders, additional professionals such as psychologists and marriage and family therapists may be very helpful and necessary.  Treatment not only involves getting a diagnosis (which may take a lot of time and many medical tests), but then deciding with the doctor the best treatment options. Treatments can produce anxiety and fears not only for patients but family members as well. Professionals who collaborate as a team will better be able to understand the unique needs, fears, questions patients and family have, but also be better able to follow patients through the entire process from pre-diagnosis to post critical medical care toward a lifelong plan for optimal health and wellness.”

Regards,

Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Pituitary Center
margaret.bobrowitz@dignityhealth.org

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