Whether he is teaching rheumatologists how to leverage technology tools in their practice or working with the ACR’s Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC) to connect members with practice knowledge and support, Suleman Bhana, MD, FACR, a rheumatologist with Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, N.Y., is focused on connecting with his colleagues to improve patient care.
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Dr. Bhana says finding new ways to build your network and understand the dizzying amount of research and policy changes is more important than ever with the many obstacles rheumatologists face today.
“American physicians are under a lot of pressure to provide the best care for their patients while dealing with challenges, such as reimbursement and pre-approvals—it can be very dejecting sometimes,” he says. “However, getting involved with the ACR and connecting my colleagues to information they need to make a dent in all of this is very satisfying.”