Ankylosing Spondylitis Xplained
Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor, I realized that far too many patients are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that doctors use and what everyday people understand. This can make you feel incredibly hopeless and anxious at an often very difficult time in your life.
We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients – regardless of age, gender, culture or condition – should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered in order to engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions.
This is why Medicine X was created.
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X
About Ankylosing Spondylitis Xplained
The Ankylosing Spondylitis Xplained story is based on a real person – Shayne! It reflects his story, his experiences with AS, and his advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Ankylosing Spondylitis Xplained!
The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!
Some of Australia’s top rheumatologists have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot on in terms of medical information.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Xperts
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