PANS and PANDAS: New Understanding of an Underappreciated Cause of Chronic Illness
February 19, 2016
Hosted by Neil Nathan MD
Today, I am delighted to be joined by Amy Joy Smith, a Nurse Practitioner working at Pacific Frontier Medical, who has extensive experience working with complex chronic illness and a special interest in, and knowledge of PANS and PANDAS. While these names sound cuddly, they reflect a severe autoimmune response to an infection which has behavioral and neurological symptoms in both children and adults. Please join us for this important discussion about another underappreciated cause for chronic illness.
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It is our hope that this program will become the premier go-to site for consumers and interested medical practitioners to obtain the most in-depth information in this field that is available today. We hope to educate about and explore the controversies and treatments currently in use at a level of clarity and practicality that we believe is not available anywhere else.
The goal is improved quality of life and new hope for those who have been struggling with their health care to date. We will be discussing the entire field of health with special emphasis on Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lyme disease, Mold toxicity and Pain.
Neil Nathan MD
Neil Nathan, MD has been Board Certified in Family Practice and Pain Management and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of
Integrative Holistic Medicine. With Dr. Rich van Konynenburg he did the ground-breaking clinical research which demonstrated the role of methylation chemistry in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and he has just completed a study with Dr. Robert Naviaux on the metabolomics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has written several books, including "Healing is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue," "Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses" and "On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks." He is the host of an internationally syndicated radio program/podcast on VoiceAmerica called "The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today."
He has been practicing medicine for 44 years and has recently relocated his medical practice to the Redwood Valley Clinic in Northern California. He can be contacted most easily through his website, www.neilnathanmd.com, through which consultations are available.