A post by Cheretta Clerkley of the Hormone Health Network:
Patients have questions. We have answers.
The Hormone Health Network is committed to helping patients have more informed discussions with their health care providers about hormone health, disease, and treatment. Our educational resources are based on the clinical and scientific expertise of the Endocrine Society, the world’s largest organization of endocrinologists, representing more than 17,000 physicians and scientists.
We know it can be difficult to find resources that help patients understand their conditions and treatment options. Our goal is to positively impact the health and well-being of all individuals by moving them from educated to engaged.
All of our resources are free and accessible on our site including:
- Fact Sheets –Our flagship series features more than 80 titles in both English and Spanish, covering the broad range of endocrine therapeutic areas including menopause, women’s reproductive health, weight management, osteoporosis, and much more.
- What Do Hormones Do? –Individuals with hormone-related disorder may know what hormones are relevant to their condition, but not how they work this publication series addresses these knowledge gaps.
- Myth vs. Fact–Many people turn to the internet for health information, but can’t always tell what is accurate this series dispels misconceptions related to hormones, health, and disease by providing clinical and scientific information.
- Infographics – New!-Our newest series, offer powerful digital tools that include general information about hormone health, disease, and treatment.
- Find an Endocrinologist-The Hormone Health Network’s physician referral directory is comprised of over 3,000 members of The Endocrine Society, the largest and most influential organization of endocrinologists in the world. The referral is updated weekly with physicians who are accepting new patients.
On the Horizon
This summer, the Network, in collaboration with the Red Hot Mamas patient advocacy group, will be launching a new interactive online tool for women focusing on menopause. Please be sure to visit hormone.org in June to experience first-hand this customized new product.
Talking with Your Doctor
It’s important when communicating to your doctor that you feel empowered to have an educated and informed discussion so that you may convey your symptoms and more importantly; ask questions about your health.
Learn more about the Shared Decision Making process and how you can be an active partner in your healthcare.
Cheretta A. Clerkley is a strategic marketing health care professional for Hormone Health Network. She has worked for over 10 years in direct patient education focusing on hormone health. For more information connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.