Nachman featured in second episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture"

In the second episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," Patrick Nachman, MD, and Ron Falk, MD, talk about the process of getting diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and what can help people get through a long and uncertain process. Nachman sees patients who have vasculitis and other diseases that affect the kidney; he is a Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology.

Nachman featured in second episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture" click to enlarge Patrick Nachman, MD
"Remember that you cannot do this alone. It’s very important to engage a confidante, a family member, a friend, a neighbor, who will walk this road with you."

- Patrick Nachman, MD

Topics include:

  • Putting the pieces together to find the diagnosis
  • Dealing with an uncertain diagnosis
  • Searching the web for answers
  • When patients blame themselves for causing the disease
  • A few things that can help patients improve their outcomes

Listen to the episode and read the full transcript on the Department of Medicine web site or access the downloadable content on iTunes.

Coming up next week: Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Dr. Millie Long.