Dr. Kanika Monga is a rheumatologist in Houston, Tx. She is a social media enthusiast who believes that media is a helpful resource for patient education and advocacy .
Prior authorization requirements are associated with treatment delays and prior authorization denials are associated with greater glucocorticoid exposure, say researchers writing in Arthritis Care & Research last month.
While infused medications, including biologics, have transformed the health of patients with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, they are among the most expensive drugs. Infused medicati...
Making the most of your appointment with your rheumatologist promotes better health by ensuring that the appointment time is focused on your health and filled with productive communication with your doctor. Here are some of my top recommendations to maximize your rheumatology care appointment time.
Keep a journal.
If feasible, I recommend that my patients keep a journal of how they are feeling in-between their appointments. Keeping a short log for each day would be ideal, but if that is not s...
We know a large percentage of the U.S. population falls into a vaccine-hesitant group. In fact, only 60% of Americans plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an article in The Atlantic.1 Given that rheumatology patients are among the vulnerable, we asked a handful of ACR/ARP members whether they have been vaccinated themselves and how they are broaching the topic with their patients.
Below are some tips to help get the conversation about vaccination started with your patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 54 million Americans live with doctor-diagnosed rheumatic disease in the United States. Add those people with joint pain that hasn't been formally diagnosed, and that number is closer to 91 million, or nearly 1 in 3 Americans.
Over 100 autoimmune, inflammatory, and degenerative conditions fall under the umbrella of rheumatic disease. These chronic and sometimes debilitating conditions can have a variety of systemic ...
Dr. Kanika Monga, Rheumatologist in Houston, Texas, joins Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita to break down the latest coronavirus developments, as cases across the U.S. continue to spike.
AKIKO FUJITA: The number of new cases setting a new record. More than 77,000 new infections reported on Thursday alone. 223,000 people have now died of the virus so far. All of this coming even as President Trump insisted things are improving in last night's presidential debate.
DONALD TRUMP: More...
Advantages, drawbacks of telehealth
For patients in underserved or geographically distant areas, telehealth means access to care, Kanika Monga, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, said in an interview. During the COVID-19 public health crisis, “it has allowed the most vulnerable patient populations to continue receiving care at the click of a button.”
Virtual visits also improve patient care by improving follow-up and compliance, Dr. Monga continued. “For example, i...
Not So Different: Kanika Monga, MD, and Angus Worthing, MD, Discuss ACR Survey on Biosimilars and COVID-19
A recent survey conducted by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) indicated that a large portion of patients with rheumatic diseases were unsure if they had been prescribed a biosimilar before, suggesting a major knowledge gap among patients on how biosimilars differ from reference biologics.
Rheumatoid diseases number around 100, though arthritis is the most well known. They can be crippling and sometimes even fatal, but good treatments exist. The key is early detection, as an expert explains.
Dr. Kanika Monga, Rheumatologist, University of Texas-Health Science Center, Houston
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As the official podcast of the American College of Rheumatology, ACR on Air dives into topics such as the latest research on rheumatic disease, solutions for addressing practice management issues, legislative policies impacting patient care, and more.
ACR ON AIREp. 014 Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM) with Dr. Kanika Monga
During Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month on September 2, Dr. Kanika Monga, Rheumatologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center, is sharing the top three signs that...
Rheumatologist Dr. Kanika Monga joins Yahoo finance's Kristin Myers to discuss the new joint safety pledge signed by COVID-19 vaccine makers, as U.S. cases surpass 6.3 million.