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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 has a master’s in public administration and is a graduate of the Coro Foundation midlevel executive program. He received Toastmasters International’s highest honor, the Distinguished Toastmaster designation, and has won numerous regional speech contests. Edward was director of Finance and Administration at San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation. Before that, he was an audit manager in the city’s Controllers Office. Throughout his career, Edward coached dozens of employees, friends, and colleagues to help them realize professional success. During his professional career and in the years since he retired, Lopatin served on a number of community and political boards in San Francisco
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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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