January 24th, 2016
One of my good friends and fellow Harvard alumni is an internist and part time champion of rare disease prevention and awareness. For those not in medical field, an internist is a internal medicine physician (read more) with a strong focus on diagnosis. Ohhh proper diagnosis, how rare it is!
Aaron’s been helping me lately with contacting medical centers to learn more about their procedures for detecting and diagnosing autism in patients. Obviously without someone on the inside, this is a futile pursuit. We basically contacted any clinics hiring IM physicians in several states using job listing sites (Florida, California, Massachusetts, Chicago, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania) and were able to find someone willing to talk to Aaron based on his credentials and existing connections. I fielded the questions and took notes and will be thinking through my follow up writing ideas to address others in the autism community.
The life of an internist is a highly engaging hustle and bustle. I’m glad I have someone to ping thoughts and ideas off of, thanks Aaron.