Many of the readers of this blog know about the organization Ben Munoz & I started called Ben's Friends, that builds patient to patient support communities. We have started 6 patient communities to date and recently brought on Eric Kroll, a friend of a friend with online community building experience, to help scale the organization.
We're excited to announce that we partnered with SavantMD on a video series that produces physician answers to questions posed by the patients in the communities. Dr. Savant is a friend and my personal physician and he has built a Internet portal along with 11 other physicians (and growing) designed to reach out and educate patients around the world. SavantMD promises to be a terrific service for patients and physicians alike and we're proud to be working with them. Below are two videos from Dr. Savant. The first is a hello to Living With Ataxia.
Many of the people who join Living With Ataxia (and the other networks) have recently been diagnosed and are looking for basic info on their conditiion. Here is Dr. Savant's answer to a general question from our community, "What is Ataxia?"
We're very thankful for the help from Dr. Savant and his business partner, Brian Colbert.