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    Psoriasis patient point of view

    Survey highlights the challenges of controlling psoriasis flares.





    49% of respondents were “very comfortable” speaking with their healthcare provider. Switching medications and managing flares were most commonly discussed. There was a strong interest in clinical trials, medications and treatments, skin care tips, complications, and symptom management.

    • 63% were diagnosed by a dermatologist; but 43% were currently under the care of a dermatologist.
    • 21% were diagnosed by a primary care, internal medicine or family physician with 12% under the care of these specialists.
    • 10% were diagnosed by a rheumatologist, but 20% were currently under the care of a rheumatologist.
    • 2% were diagnosed by a nurse practitioner/physician assistant and 3% continued to see a nurse practitioner post diagnosis.
    • 1% were diagnosed by other healthcare professionals with .4% continuing to be treated by this group.
    • .4% were diagnosed by a specialist in alternative/holistic medicine and 1% of patients preferred to be treated by specialists in this group.
    • 60% were satisfied with their provider
    • 98% wanted more information about disease management at the time of diagnosis.
    • 75% rely on their healthcare provider for information, with patients specifically looking for information on:

    - Comorbidities
    - Eye problems
    - OTC medications
    - Psoriatic arthritis
    - How to achieve remission
    - Medication side effects




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