Getting More from A Dermatologist Video Transcript

[PEDRO]
Well, I think it’s really important to have a doctor that knows about HS. I think that might’ve been part of the problem with being misdiagnosed is I wasn’t seeing an actual dermatologist.

[SOPHIA]
They knew about HS and they were very knowledgeable and that made me a little surprised, but it also was a great relief.

[PEDRO]
I have a great relationship with my current dermatologist. He’s a very compassionate doctor and helped guide me through everything.

[ADAH]
She’s very informative, she’s always open to my questions.

[SOPHIA]
After about 20 years of HS I don’t really care. I'm not shy anymore about going into a doctor’s office and taking off my clothing and, you know, saying, “It’s here,” or, “It’s under here,” or it’s, you know, in areas that other people might feel a little bit self-conscious.

[PEDRO]
I like to make sure I always have a copy of my medical records with me.

[SOPHIA]
Anything that had been recurring, anything that’s new. I just write everything down. And when I'm there, she’ll ask me and we’ll go over my list.

[PEDRO]
Talking to your dermatologist or doing research is a way for you to get empowered in your own healthcare. It’s a way to help you help yourself.

[ADAH]
Don’t be afraid to ask. There are treatments to help us.

[SOPHIA]
You’re not alone and you're definitely worth the fight.

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