The first half of Mr. Adam’s career was dedicated to counseling. He focused on helping people navigate the health and social challenges—such as depression, job security, financial concerns and housing—that can accompany a rheumatic disease diagnosis.
“Arthritis can have a big impact on a family, too,” says Mr. Adam. “That’s another area where counseling can help, and I enjoyed seeing someone coping better after they were finished working with us.”
Tools for Patients
The second half of his career has been committed to more administrative work, but in particular, helping create useful tools for rheumatology patients and the rheumatologists who treat them.