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Episode 59 - On The Way To Becoming A Pediatric Rheumatologist
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Episode 59 - On The Way To Becoming A Pediatric Rheumatologist

Dr. Molly Dushnicky brings her JIA and physician perspective to this week’s episode on Take a Pain Check. In this episode, Dr. Molly discusses the story of her JIA diagnosis at the age of two with approximately 45+ impacted joints. She faced barriers of access to care in her hometown Thunder Bay in Northern Ontario as there was no pediatric rheumatologist then and even now. She talks about how she had to be flown down to The Hospital of SickKids in Toronto and CHEO in Ottawa to be treated. Dr. Molly is a fighter who did not let the disease stop her from being active. She is passionate about soccer, curling and rock climbing and learned different strategies to overcome her disability. Dr. Molly discusses her advocacy through the challenges as well as accommodations at each stage of her life with her diseases from elementary to high school, and from university to medical school. She also provides insight to her residency and fellowship programs. Lastly, Dr. Molly shares her path to her career in pediatric rheumatology and how her passion drew her to what she loves to do today. Take a Pain Check's Merchandise Design Fundraiser Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-a-p... Check out Dr. Molly Dushnicky's socials: Twitter: @MDushnicky Check out our socials: Website: https://www.takeapaincheck.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeapainch... Twitter: https://twitter.com/takeapaincheck​​​ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@takeapaincheck Growing Pains, Copyright, 2018, Alessia Cara #juvenilearthritis #rheumatology #medschool #rheumatologyfellowship #sickkids #kidsgetarthritistoo
Episode 58 - Toronto's Collaborative Transition Heroes
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Episode 58 - Toronto's Collaborative Transition Heroes

This week’s episode features Dr. Natasha Gakhal (Adult Rheumatologist) and Dr. Evelyn Rozenblyum (Pediatric Rheumatologist), who come on the podcast to discuss their collaborative transition clinic in Toronto, Canada. They begin the episode by discussing where their interest in rheumatology came from and what drew them to focus on adult medicine vs pediatric medicine. They discuss how they met each other and what really led them to make this clinic including year long discussions at the table, challenges along the way and more. Will parents be allowed in the appointment? What happens when I turn 25? Why am I now getting input from 3 different health professionals? These are all questions answered in the episode! Additionally, they discuss the benefits of going to a transition clinic, such as the environment, other people around your age, and the multidisciplinary care. They stress the importance that it is more than just physical health while emphasizing on mental, reproductive health and more. Not only that, they discuss the type of care patients can expect, the resources that the clinic provides for youth and young adults, and the common challenges that patients face. Finally, they end off the episode discussing where they see the future of the clinic going and feedback they plan on implementing. Sign up for our December Joint Chat Rheum Session on Sunday, December 18th at 2pm EST/11am PST: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcemuqj4tG9bv5GacH2ETnmLJ0Yjxcha4 Check out our socials: Website: https://www.takeapaincheck.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeapainch... Twitter: https://twitter.com/takeapaincheck​​​ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@takeapaincheck Growing Pains, Copyright, 2018, Alessia Cara #transition #pediatrics #adultcare #rheumatology #transitionclinic
Episode 43 - Rae Of Sunshine
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Episode 43 - Rae Of Sunshine

Dr. Rae Yeung started off her education journey dreaming to be pilot or an astronaut. But she realized quickly, that she had a passion for medicine, children, and rheumatology. The conversation on this week’s podcast episode starts off with a timeline of Dr. Yeung’s journey on becoming a pediatric rheumatologist and a researcher. Dr. Yeung talks about her primary research interest - precision medicine and specifically how this will be able to treat patients on an individualized level based on genes. Furthermore, she clarifies the availability of genetic testing (clinical vs research) for patients. Natasha and Dr. Yeung provide their perspectives on COVID-19 specifically: in person versus virtual visits, the effects and shortages of medications used for both COVID-19 and arthritis, the effectiveness and fears of being on immunosuppressive drugs, and finally the similarities and difference with your immune system with COVID vs arthritis. The discussion progresses into talking about Kawasaki disease, and it’s symptoms that may in fact be COVID-19 related. Lastly, the episode ends off with Dr. Yeung expressing her knowledge of what the future of rheumatology looks like including two major research projects she founded - UCAN CAN-DU and UCAN CURE. Dr. Rae Yeung's initiatives: https://twitter.com/ucancandu https://twitter.com/SickKidsNews https://twitter.com/CAPRI_Canada https://www.ucancandu.com/ Dr. Rae Yeung's Lab - https://lab.research.sickkids.ca/yeung/ Check out our socials: Website: https://www.takeapaincheck.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeapainch... Twitter: https://twitter.com/takeapaincheck​​​ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@takeapaincheck Growing Pains, Copyright, 2018, Alessia Cara #research #genome #COVID19 #juvenilearthritis #kawasakidisease #genetics #precisionmedicine #rheumatology #future #pediatrics #medicalschool #collaboration #UCAN