The Pittsburgh, PA-based Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) has stepped up to the challenge of helping all patients access faster, better treatment by launching the Gout Specialists Network (GSN), an online physician and medical professional locator and educational resource, the society announced in November.
Through GoutSpecialistsNetwork.org, an extension of the society’s GoutEducation.org website, patients will be able to search the GSN locator by zip code to find a clinician who is close to home and treats gout, according to the guidelines on the management of gout produced by the American College of Rheumatology.
With the introduction of the GSN, physicians can register to join the network for two years, with no cost the first year while the network is being established. In subsequent years, physicians will be offered low-cost memberships. After selecting a membership package, physicians can customize their profile to offer patients relevant background information as they search for a gout specialist. Along with the important patient benefit, the GSN will serve as a forum for medical professionals to access new information and research on gout and consult with other gout specialists through professional education.