The information on this site is intended for the general public for educational and support purposes only. It is not medical advice of any kind and should not be substituted for the advice of your physician. Information on this site does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any company or product.

 

Most articles and product reviews on this site are written by patient educator and advocate Teri Robert (not a licensed health care provider). Some are co-authored by Migraine and headache specialist Dr. John Claude Krusz. At the end of each article, you will find the the name(s) of the authors and sources of medical/scientific data used in the writing of the content.

 

About Teri Robert

 

Patient advocate and writer Teri Robert's career moved in this direction when her own Migraine disease spun out of control in the late 90s. Faced with debilitating Migraines and failed medical care, she hit the Internet for answers. She soon found that there was no one site that combined all she was looking for, and that there are sites with excellent information and sites with misinformation. It was at that time that she joined About.com as an opportunity to produce the site she was looking for. She remained there as their Guide to Headaches and Migraines for nearly seven years before joining the Remedy Health Media's HealthCentral Network to write for their Migraine site in 2007.

 

Experience and affiliations:

 

Teri is a well known author and patient advocate and was awarded the National Headache Foundation's Patient Partners Award in 2004 for her "ongoing patient education, support and advocacy." She is one of four founding members of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. She is also a founding member and current chair of the American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA).

 

Teri's organizational memberships include:

 

 

She is an advocate for

 

 

Teri's first book, "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches," published by HarperCollins, was released in 2005 and remains a best selling book in the field.

 

Teri appeared on CNN Headline News Channel, during Prime News Tonight, in an educational segment about Migraine disease. She has also written for "The Pain Practitioner," the quarterly magazine of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the Texas Pain Society.

 

Education:

 

The need for current knowledge in this field is critical, especially since there is so much developing research. To satisfy that need, Teri is constantly studying medical journals and books and attends medical conferences on a regular basis. She has earned continuing education hours in this field from the American Headache Society, the Penn State College of Medicine, the Primary Care Network, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, and the Center for Health Care Education.

 

Teri's Philosophy:

 

Optimal health care can be achieved only when patients are educated about their health and patients and physicians work together as treatment partners in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

 

Remember:

 

Optimal health care can be achieved only when patients are educated about their health and patients and physicians work together as treatment partners in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

 

To live well with Migraine disease, we must choose to live a "glass-half-full" life and always, always hold on to HOPE.


NOTE: The information on this site is for education and support only. It is not medical advice and should not be construed as such. Always consult your physician if you have new or different symptoms. Never change your treatment regimen or add herbals, supplements, etc., without consulting your doctor.

 

All content on this site is physician reviewed by Dr. David B. Watson.

 

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