Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) – A Misunderstood Condition – Interview with Expert Dr. Jason Faller

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a painful and debilitating chronic condition that affects up to 1 million Americans, but this number may be even higher given that the disease is often misdiagnosed and underreported. In fact, the prevalence of PsA in the United States is higher than the number of people living with the more well-known, serious conditions, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) combined. PsA may impact mobility in patients’ daily lives; at the most basic level, some patients are unable to walk easily or climb stairs.

Arthritis used to be a word used generally regarding the elderly or seniors, but not anymore. The younger generation, including some men and women even in their 30’s are feeling the pain and inconvenience of this debilitation disease. Join me in a recent interview with Jason Faller, MD, Rheumatologist at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY , along with his PsA patient Lisa H., from Waynesville, OH as they help us better understand PsA.

In our recent interview, Dr Faller discussed:

~Signs and symptoms of PsA

~Average age of diagnosis

~Challenges patients with PsA face

~Why it is a misunderstood disease

~Be Counted! educational initiative

During the interview, Dr. Faller’s PsA patient Lisa H, gives her story in detail about being diagnosed with PsA and how she got back on track in her life to leading a normal life again.

Click here for the complete video of the interview: http://bcove.me/a5jziuv7

To learn more about PsA and awareness, go to www.psacounts.com.

MORE ABOUT DR FALLER

Jason Faller, MD originates from Beaver Falls, PA. He attended the University of Pennsylvania for both his undergraduate and his medical school education. As an undergraduate, he completed an honors major in biochemistry and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In medical school, his first introduction to rheumatology was during an elective with one of the founders of the field, Dr Joseph Hollander. In Chicago, at Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center, he completed a residency in internal medicine. During his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan, he was granted a fellowship to study purine metabolism from American Rheumatism Association. Dr Faller has a number of publications in the fields of gout, purine metabolism, and Lyme disease. He has been in private practice in New York City since 1982. He serves as Chief of the Arthritis Clinic at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. He also is on the staff at Beth Israel and Lenox Hill hospitals.

To learn more about PsA and awareness, go to www.psacounts.com.

 

 



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