Dr. Perumalswami did a wonderful job of explaining everything to me...I feel like I got months worth of med school in 3 hours! I also got to meet some patients and observe as she described the common forms of transmission, risk factors, complications that accompany HCV (potassium levels, side effects [esp: fatigue], and different medications that are prescribed along with the common INT/Tel/Boc. She also described the medication treatment more in depth and described how the virus attacks and how the disease progresses.
Today was very edcuational and it gave me an inside look into the lives of the patients I'm treating (many of which came from Africa, where blood screenings are uncommon and rituals take place that involve the transfer of blood, in order to join a brotherhood/become a man). It was all very intriguing.
I had an educational experience and Dr. Perumalswami was nothing but professional and kind :)