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Articles By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.

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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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A Review of the Review Course + How to Make the Information Stick

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
25 November 2019

I have been attending the ACR Review Course for more than a decade, and it seems every year it gets better and better. Contrary to what most people think, this is not a board review course; it is more of a review of the latest research delivered by experts condensing rheumatology in eight hours.

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Part 1:  The “P” in Prednisone stands for Poison...and Other Pearls

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

Everyone has life hacks.  Years of experience and doing the same things repetitively allow us to figure out little tricks to make life easier. A rat in a maze, finding itself at a dead end, will back up and search for a clearing.

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FEAR: A Perception of Fact In Spite of the Fiction

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
05 August 2019

How do you help your patients who are resistant to your medical recommendations when they are receiving biased information from friends, family, and the internet? I wanted to share with you two cases and my approach.

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