AMA Doc Talk, a series from the American Medical Association, features physicians and other health care leaders who share real-world experiences and findings about the ever-evolving health care landscape. Based on real-world learnings and anecdotes, each episode is centered around a topic related to delivering care to patients. Here, physicians and health care leaders will collect a wealth of practical information they can apply to their daily practice of medicine and to the promise of a healthier nation.
Every physician encounters unknown illnesses. Knowing what you don’t know, as well as how to talk a patient through to a potential diagnosis, can be challenging.
Guest Cynthia Tifft, MD, PhD, director, Pediatric Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health has worked extensively on—and authored articles about—helping patients with rare disorders gain clarity on their condition and how to move forward.
Joining us will be a patient of Dr. Tifft who has a rare condition that took several years to better understand.