Best Practice Episode 3: Dr. Casey Hogan on Sjogren's Syndrome and Building your Practice

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In this ODwire TV episode, we speak with Dr. Casey Hogan of Oak Lawn, IL on Sjogren's Syndrome, and how she used her passion for treating the disease (and her personal experience with the condition) to help build her practice.

She also shares tips on how docs can identify and manage these patients and how to send & receive referrals from other specialists, such as rheumatologists.
 

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I think in 19 years, every single patient I've send for Sjogrens testing has come back as "inconclusive."
 

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I hate talking about it with my patients because I can't pronounce it even after hearing it a thousand times.
 

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Thanks again to Dr. Hogan for taking the time to speak with us!

Her story is incredible, an a reminder that Sjogren's isn't just about dry eye -- it can have real, life-threatening sequelae. (Hard to believe her ICU stint happened during finals - talk about bad luck!)
 

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I have not had time to watch the vid. Dr. Casey Hogan does an awesome job with dry eye and with diagnosing Sjogren's patients. She is not only a doctor, she is also the patient.

Full disclosure: my daughter works with Dr. Hogan.
 

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I have not had time to watch the vid. Dr. Casey Hogan does an awesome job with dry eye and with diagnosing Sjogren's patients. She is not only a doctor, she is also the patient.

Full disclosure: my daughter works with Dr. Hogan.

Everyone should listen to Dr. Hogan's story -- it is harrowing. So it isn't a surprise that she's passionate about the disease and autoimmune conditions generally.

The thrust of the interview though is finding your own passion, and turning it into something you can use to build your practice. I'm curious if others have done something similar (outside of dry eye.)
 

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Forgot to mention, she brings up the sjogren's foundation in the interview:
https://www.sjogrens.org/

If you haven't visited, it is a good resource with lots of info for patients.
 

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Two very useful articles in the 7/12/19 Ophthalmology Times...

Dry Eye Awareness

Getting to the root of dry eye: Know clues to MGD, Sjögren’s diagnosis

Clinical clues shine light on differences between Sjögren’s Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction in DED.
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Resources offer dry eye disease clarity for patients

Physicians may find that a well-informed patient can prove to be an invaluable partner, particularly when it comes to multifactorial diseases such as dry eye. These online resources offer a wealth of information.
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