Lupus, My Doctor and Me: A Sacred Dialogue

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This insightful book demonstrates the conversations you should be having with your Doctor, presented in discussion format from both the patient's and doctor's perspective. Autoimmune diseases are chronic inflammations of various parts of the body. Lupus in particular, can present such a wide variety of symptoms and on-going health issues that it is critical to maintain an open-communicative relationship between patient and physician(s). In a familiar question and answer style, the authors show you how it's done. What should I tell my Doctor? How do I know if a symptom is important? What does it mean to the Doctor in m overall treatment plan? By example, the authors have demonstrated the development of the sacred relationship between doctor and patient. They cover common issues of daily living with thoughtful discussions of the variety of symptoms, how they may effect your lifestyle and those of your family. This guide provides constructive, adjustment strategies for a productive lifestyle. Offering both patient and doctor viewpoints, Lupus, My Doctor and Me, will leave each reader a clearer understanding for management of this syndrome. Whether part of your personal library or the public library, this guide will provide an insightful narrative for family and friends. There are over 5 million people with lupus worldwide with close to 1.4 million diagnosed in the US. Family and friends of patients will find insights as participants in caregiving. Those millions of autoimmune disease patients, including those with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and Raynaud's disease will also find insights and useful tools in the book. This book is a valuable collection addition to all 16,000 US public libraries.

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Lupus can present such a wide variety of symptoms and on-going health issues that it is critical to maintain an open and communicative relationship between patient and physician(s). In their, the authors present you with the conversations you should be having with your doctor.

* How do I know if a symptom is important?
* When should I call my doctor about a flare?
* What does it mean to the doctor in assessing my symptoms?
* How do we reach a compromise on my treatment plan?

Covering common issues of daily living with chronic autoimmune disease, these thoughtful discussions will resonate with you whether a new or long-term patient.

The insightful narratives will leave you, your family and friends, physicians and their staff with a better understanding of the physical and mental aspects of day-to-day living with lupus.

About the Author:

Anita Fricklas, M.S.

Anita is living positively with lupus. For over 10 years she has written extensively about her lupus experiences and has given lectures and workshops on the subject. In 2006 she received the Humanitarian Award from the Lupus Foundation of Colorado for her extensive volunteer contributions including serving on its Executive Committee and as the newsletter editor. She is on the Board of the Lupus Research Institute and has spoken numerous times before Congressional Committees to advocate for additional research funding. She graduated from Boston University, Upsala College and the Iliff School of Theology where she received a Master of Arts degree. Prior to retirement she was Director of Education at Temple Sinai in Denver and the CEO of the American Jewish Committee of Colorado.

Anita has received many honors and awards; including, the Mayor's Proclamation for Service to the Community, the Denver City and County Appreciation Award, the Iliff School of Theology Alumna of the Year Award, and is a biographee in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America. She lives in the Denver suburbs with her husband, Rich, where they frequently spend time with their 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Stuart S. Kassan, M.D., F.A.C.P

Stuart S. Kassan, M.D. is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in rheumatology. For 30 years he has been a clinical professor of medicine (rheumatic diseases) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Kassan currently serves as President of the Colorado Rheumatology Association, Chairman of the Board of the Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, and as or is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Arthritis Foundation. Known internationally, his expertise in the treatment and research of various autoimmune diseases has allowed him to develop a significant perspective on the practice of medicine as a cooperative effort with the patient.

An author of over 35 articles, chapters, and books dealing with arthritis and related diseases , including lead author of the recently published book, "Chronic Pain for Dummies" , he has been chosen on numerous occasions as a national "Top Doctor" by the Center for The Study of Service .

Anita Fricklas, M.S.

Anita is living positively with lupus. For over 10 years she has written extensively about her lupus experiences and has given lectures and workshops on the subject. In 2006 she received the Humanitarian Award from the Lupus Foundation of Colorado for her extensive volunteer contributions including serving on its Executive Committee and as the newsletter editor. She is on the Board of the Lupus Research Institute and has spoken numerous times before Congressional Committees to advocate for additional research funding. She graduated from Boston University, Upsala College and the Iliff School of Theology where she received a Master of Arts degree. Prior to retirement she was Director of Education at Temple Sinai in Denver and the CEO of the American Jewish Committee of Colorado.

Anita has received many honors and awards; including, the Mayor's Proclamation for Service to the Community, the Denver City and County Appreciation Award, the Iliff School of Theology Alumna of the Year Award, and is a biographee in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America. She lives in the Denver suburbs with her husband, Rich, where they frequently spend time with their 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Stuart S. Kassan, M.D., F.A.C.P

Stuart S. Kassan, M.D. is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in rheumatology. For 30 years he has been a clinical professor of medicine (rheumatic diseases) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Kassan currently serves as President of the Colorado Rheumatology Association, Chairman of the Board of the Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, and as or is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Arthritis Foundation. Known internationally, his expertise in the treatment and research of various autoimmune diseases has allowed him to develop a significant perspective on the practice of medicine as a cooperative effort with the patient.

An author of over 35 articles, chapters, and books dealing with arthritis and related diseases , including lead author of the recently published book, "Chronic Pain for Dummies" , he has been chosen on numerous occasions as a national "Top Doctor" by the Center for The Study of Service.

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