Cross-specialty care can be rewarding for both patients, providers

This month’s cover story is an important reminder of just how essential cross-specialty coordination is to patient care.Inflammatory bowel disease and ankylosing spondylitis are two chronic autoimmune disorders. While their names suggest they may involve only the bowel in the case of IBD and only the joints in the case of AS, it is common for patients with both diseases to have manifestations involving other organ systems as well. In fact, patients with IBD are known to have an increased frequency of concomitant AS, and, conversely, patients with AS are known to have an increasedRead More

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