Mara Sifry-Platt is a genetic counselor at HDSA UC Davis Center of Excellence and HDSA Center of Excellence Partner Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. She is an integral part of the Multidisciplinary Care Team (MDT) at the two (2) Huntington’s Disease Society of America Centers of Excellence.
Mara is a huge fan of a Multidisciplinary Care Team to care for Huntington’s disease (HD) patients and families. The core function of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) is to bring together a group of healthcare professionals from different fields in order to determine patients’ treatment plan.
Mara says, “The visits at the HD clinics can be a little long, but the vast majority of people appreciate the whole team approach. It keeps the patient and family from not having the drive to all those different appointments, not having to pay for all those copays separately and not having to repeat their whole story to each team member”.
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