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The Dr. Melanie Show

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August 11th 2011:Living with Chronic Illness

Interstitial Cystitis has been inconsistently defined and treated by many physicians and other health practitioners. Now there are much needed American Urology Association guidelines to properly diagnose and treat this condition. Dr Burks will discuss these guidelines. Often IC was thought to be only a bladder disease that women get. We think of women with chronic pain as having hysterical roots. But what do we think of men with chronic pain? Do we think of them as weak-willed and as drug seekers or as hypochondriacs? Listen to one man’s journey of coming to accept his condition as incu

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Edward Lopatin

Edward Lopatin is interested in helping patients with chronic illnesses, particularly Interstitial Cystitis, a debilitating chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. Edward has been inflicted with this disease since 2002, but was not diagnosed until 2006. He has written a book about it: “Manage your Chronic Illness. Your life depends on it: One Hundred Recommendations to help Prevent Illness, and to Manage your Physicians, Hospital Stays, Insurance Providers, and Well Meaning Caregivers.” The book describes Edward’s four-year journey to get a proper diagnosis and to find treatment protocols that would work for him. He has a graduate degree in public administration from University at Alb
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David A Burks

Dr. David A Burks earned his MD degree at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and his residency in Surgery and Urology at the University of Michigan. He is in private practice with Michigan Institute of Urology, in Dearborn, Michigan. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He developed an interest in IC early in his career and he became an investigator in the Interstitial Cystitis Data Base Research Group. He was also Co-Principal Investigator on the Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Trials Group, Principal Investigator in the NIH Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network, and the Facilitator for the American Urological A
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