Health and Wellness

Supportive Medicine Helps Patients with Chronic Conditions

Posted by Shira Amdur, M.D. on Jan 7, 2017 7:57:00 AM

Having a serious illness can take its toll on you in more ways than you might imagine. Your body is being affected by the illness, which usually brings some level of pain or discomfort, but it’s also emotionally draining – on both the patient and the family surrounding them. In situations like this, being able to lean on a Supportive Medicine team can make a huge difference. Although it’s not uncommon to have a brush with a serious condition at least once in your life – whether it’s a personal journey or someone you love who’s ill – I find that most patients don’t know what Supportive Medicine is or how much it can help them through what is likely an extremely difficult time. 

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Topics: chronic conditions, palliative care

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