Support Group Work Leads to the Training of 18 Primary Care Doctors!

Editor’s Note: Cindy emailed us enthusiastically about the impact of her group in medical education of local primary care physicians. Our Support Groups educate, inspire and provide hope. In addition, they are capable of making a difference in the larger PH community. This group’s medical education will no doubt help patients receive early diagnosis and reduce misdiagnosis. Read her email below to see what we mean!

------------------------------------
To: Volunteer Services, PHA
From: Cindy Pickles
Subject: News!

I want to tell you what transpired as a result of the last Piedmont PH Support Group meeting.  It is awesome.  Here goes.

Suzanne Caroon, MSW. LCSW who is a counselor for patients with chronic diseases was our support group speaker March 3, 2007.  Her talk was very informative in that it provide practical advice to head off depression and anxiety.

After the meeting, Sue took several PH brochures with her to share with the nurses at work.  She works for a very large medical practice, Winston Salem health care.  A few days later the nurse in charge of arranging CMEs for physicians at that practice called me.  She wanted to know if we could give a PH presentation with CMEs for the 18 Primary Care Physicians in the practice. I emailed my PH doctor, Duncan Hite, MD to see if he was able to do this with CMEs attached through North Carolina Baptist Hospital.  It was a “go!”  One of the drug reps was contacted to see if he would sponsor the event.  After coordinating schedules, Dr. Hite is now scheduled to host a PH presentation to these 18 primary care physicians on September 21, 2007.  Dr. Hite emailed me later and said, “We are making progress. Thanks!.”

This is exciting.  You never know what will happen as a result of these group meeting.

Cindy Pickles
Piedmont PH SGL (N.C.)

FacebookGoogle +TwitterLinkedInPinterestInstagramYouTubeBloggerFeedsPHAware Download our App

The information provided on the PHA website is provided for general information only. It is not intended as legal, medical or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs.

801 Roeder Road, Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910   Patient-to-Patient Support Line: 1-800-748-7274
Webmaster@PHAssociation.org
    Privacy Policy   Virtual Tour of Website    Provide Feedback & Report Bugs

Designed by Matrix Group International, Inc.® | © 2014 Pulmonary Hypertension Association. All Rights Reserved.

NORD

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.