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Articles By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.

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ICYMI: Telemedicine Bloopers and Successes

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
06 July 2020

At my COVID home command center, I feel pretty prepared for everything. From here, I can run my practice, manage and home-school 3 children and keep the family afloat.  I have 2 computers: one for telemedicine/business meetings and one for e-learning lessons/school updates that teachers and school administrators email me throughout the day for my children.  As a no-nonsense, organized mom and doctor, I felt ready to handle any issues that would arise. 

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Change from Within

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
24 June 2020

I attended the #whitecoats4blacklives rally at Dallas City Hall a few weeks ago to support our black colleagues, patients, and friends. It was inspiring, humbling, and emotional. I encouraged other physicians to join me, posting on the Dallas Physician Facebook page that we need to lead by example for our community and our children to fight structural racism. One black physician posed a very important point to my post, “What permanent changes will you make in your personal and professional lives as a result of this? Because not endorsing racism is not the same as not being complicit in it.” 

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Year of the Wolf: Lupus at EULAR2020

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
10 June 2020

For a disease that has been recognized since the days of Hippocrates, we are finally making some progress towards understanding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and how to tame the wolf.  Listed below are the top 5 studies and their summaries presented at the recent EULAR e-Congress conference

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Telemedicine Bloopers and Successes

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
31 March 2020

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A Rheumatologist’s Tips: Telemedicine in 6 Easy Steps

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
18 March 2020

Ready for telemedicine/telerheumatology? Once you and your patient agree on a virtual visit, the following suggestions may help facilitate the interaction. If you have the ability and the capacity, record the visit.

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The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Registry

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
17 March 2020

As the highly virulent SARS-CoV-2 spreads over the world, uncertainty and fear for our patients with rheumatic diseases mount.  

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Tips from a HomeRheum Mom

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
18 December 2019

At the recent ACR 2019 meeting, I met some incredible women who shared with me their struggles, sacrifices and success when it comes to balancing a career and family while still retaining their sense of self. Many of you know I am a mother to 3 children ages 15, 12 and 9. Life can be challenging, especially since my husband has a busy practice, too. So how do you advance your career and still raise a family? Here are five lessons I've learned.

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Pearls Part 2: Common Sense Rheumatology 

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
03 December 2019

We live in an era where you need evidence in order to believe, but life’s experiences should not be discounted even if we do not have the statistics to support them…yet. In Part 2 of my annual meeting Pearls Trilogy, I present ten tips and observations shared by Dr. Sterling West from his session, "Rheumatology Top Secrets & Pearls".

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