The moral of the story in episode 35 of imPACt is: don't do what Becky did. 

Episode 35 of imPACt has IBD patient and provider perspectives on health maintenance to optimize health outcomes

According to a 2021 study published by Dr. Christopher Moran, adolescents with IBD have health maintenance exams with primary care physicians (PCP) less frequently. Dr. Sabina Ali talks with Becky and Shira about this research and about the important role PCPs play in helping patients with IBD achieve better health outcomes. PCPs can help patients stay up to date on vaccinations, can diagnose and treat medication reactions (like skin rashes, etc.), and can help monitor and manage extra-intestinal manifestations of IBD (like iron deficiency). Becky and Shira share some of their personal experiences and explain, from their perspectives, how keeping in contact with all of your doctors can help providers give you better care.

Listen to Episode 35 🎧 and find all our imPACt episodes in the podcast feed (linked below) ↓↓

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imPACt is a podcast launched by the Patient Advisory Council (PAC) of ImproveCareNow in 2021, where PAC members talk openly about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to increase awareness, education, inclusivity, and connection while working towards goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Episodes are hosted on Spotify and other major podcast platforms. Subscribe to receive updates about new episodes!
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