Fixing the Gout Knowledge Gap

Healthcare Professionals Network—October 30, 2013

Since gout isn’t something that is taught in medical school there’s a gap in knowledge among primary care physicians about the treatment of gout, according to Theodore Fields, MD, director, Rheumatology Faculty Practice Plan at Hospital for Special Surgery.

How does the gap in knowledge of gout treatment among primary care physicinas get fixed?

What should primary care physicians who are unfamiliar with gout look for to diagnose it?

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