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Treating the Entire Patient, Not Just the Disease

Posted on September 18, 2018

When in the doctor's office, a person living with a chronic disease can sometimes feel like they are a diagnosis, not an individual. In this video, Dr. Orady reviews the necessity for doctors to create a more human connection with patients to make them feel more wholly understood.

Dr. Orady recommends fellow doctors follow the acronym FIFE when engaging with their patients. FIFE stands for feelings, ideas, fears, and expectations. Have you had been able to share your FIFE with your endometriosis specialist or any healthcare provider?

Do you have a question that you'd like Dr. Orady to answer? Want guidance on what to ask your doctor regarding endometriosis? Post in comments below.

Dr. Mona Orady is currently the director of robotic surgery services at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, California, practicing minimally invasive gynecological surgery at Dignity Medical Foundation. Her expertise is in complex surgery, menstrual disorders, fibroids, and endometriosis. She also cares for more specialized gynecology patients with pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vulvar disorders, and pediatric gynecological conditions. Read full bio.

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