Course: Shared Decision Making in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Integrative Approach
Shared Decision Making in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Integrative Approach
Steve Daveluy, MD

This session will review the importance of shared decision making and how to most effectively involve the patient in diagnosis and treatment related discussions. The role of understanding the patient’s treatment and cultural perspectives will be explored along with how to incorporate discussions around pharmaceutical and nutrition based approaches. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine the impact of shared decision in access to treatment and the financial burden on the healthcare system
  2. Weave a discussion with the patient that includes evidence from pharmaceutical, psychological, and nutrition based studies
  3. Identify a treatment approach that involves the patient’s perspective including cultural and treatment related preferences


User: Steven Daveluy
Steve Daveluy

Dr. Daveluy is a professor and program director at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a bachelor's in science from Michigan State University. He completed medical school and his dermatology residency at Wayne State University.

He holds special interests in teledermatology, noninvasive skin imaging, skin of color, integrative dermatology, and complex medical dermatology, including hidradenitis suppurativa. He is active on AAD committees, including Performance Measure and DataDerm Oversight. He is the past president of the Wayne County Medical Society and Michigan Dermatological Society. He serves on the board of directors of the HS Foundation and editorial board for the JAAD and JAAD Case Reports and is building a growing body of publications of his own. He lives across the border in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with his husband and two very spoiled dogs

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User: Hadar Lev-Tov
Hadar Lev-Tov

Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive research experience. Throughout his training and in daily practice, he has always believed that the key to achieving health for his patients is grounded in his ability to truly connect to their experiences and perceptions of health and well-being. Maimonides, one of the greatest philosophers of all time realized that human knowledge, often represented as "science," is limited. As a physician, he feels he would be a fool to believe all is known. Maimonides said, "The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it." LearnSkin is his journey to a better understanding of his patients.

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