The Interface Between Lipedema and Lymphedema with Dr. Kathleen Francis, MD

Dr. Francis shares how she began learning about and treating lymphedema patients, and how she later identified lipedema as a separate disease. She explains how many patients who start out with only lipedema eventually end up with lymphedema as well. Dr. Francis also talks about where our knowledge of lipedema and lymphedema stands compared to our knowledge about cancer or heart disease, and speculates on the reasons that research on the lymphatic system has lagged behind. Dr. Francis is a psychiatrist specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the founder of Lymphedema Physician Services, PC, in Livingston, NJ. She is Medical Director of the St Barnabas Lymphedema Treatment Center.

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