INTERVIEWS 

REAL DOCTORS | REAL PEOPLE | REAL LIFE WITH HS

HS, PREGNANCY AND HORMONES

WITH DR. JENNIFER HSIAO

Join Brindley and Dr. Hsiao as they discuss navigating pregnancy and managing HS, including the role of hormones in HS, the impact of pregnancy, managing HS during pregnancy and recognizing and addressing possible comorbidities that may arise.

NAVIGATING THE SURGERY

DISCUSSION WITH YOUR SURGEON

Dr. Goldberg, Denise and Brindley discuss navigating a discussion with your surgeon, having realistic expectations, staging surgeries, how to tell if your surgeon is a good fit, and more!

ATYPICAL HS & ANTIBIOTIC USE

IN THE TREATMENT OF HS

Dr. Vivian Shi talks with us about Atypical HS & Antibiotic use in the treatment of HS; why they're prescribed for HS.

HS: A DISCUSSION BETWEEM MEN

(...BUT NOT JUST FOR MEN)

Dr. Steven Daveluy talks with Dominick Juliano about HS men & HS, weight, stress, smoking, self esteem, influence of hope on the body...and loofas!

SELF LOVE & ACCEPTANCE

WITH HS

Dr. Katelyn Baker, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, talks with us about the self love and acceptance journey, especially with HS, and provides some resources for those seeking the same acceptance for themselves.

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UNDERSTANDING ANXIETY,

DEPRESSION & MINDFULNESS

Join us as Dr. Ellis Edmunds discusses anxiety,

depression and mindfulness. 

HS IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION 

WITH DR. LAUREN ORENSTEIN

Dr. Lauren Orenstein talks with HS Connect about HS

in kids and pediatrics.

RELIEVE STRESS THROUGH ART THERAPY WORKSHOP

AWARENESS WEEK EDITION

Sponsored by Resnik Skin Institute and Dr. Barry Resnik, give yourself an hour of time and work on relieving stress with an hour of art therapy with Erica Pang. 

HS AWARENESS WEEK INTERVIEW 

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING WITH DR. BARRY RESNIK

Dr. Barry Resnik covers a little bit of everything HS in this interview especially for HS Awareness Week!

KATO LYNN: LIFE AS A THERAPIST WITH HS

Kato Lynn talks with HS Connect's Denise Panter-Fixsen about how she navigates living with HS and discusses her job as a professional mental therapist.

HELP FOR HS & ATTUNE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TALK ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AND HS

 

Naturopaths Dr. Biscoe and Dr. Egeland talk with Denise Panter-Fixsen about functional medicine, Naturopathic medicine and how they became interested in helping those with HS.

WOUND CARE FOR HS WITH KATIE SCHERLING, ARNP

 

Advice from wound care expert Katie Scherling on how to deal with your HS wounds, recommended products and how to dress specific wounds. 

 

ART THERAPY FOLLOW ALONG SESSION FOR EVERYONE WITH ERICA PANG

 

Art Therapist and Artist, Erica Pang, lead HS Connect in a group session which was recorded so you can participate at home! All you need is 2 pieces of paper and some kind of drawing implement such as crayons, markers, paint, etc. This is age appropriate for children.

 

JACKSON GILLES, SINGER, SONG WRITER &

HS ADVOCATE

 

Jackson Gillies, Singer/Song writer, has lived his life with Type 1 diabetes and HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa). Music became the constant that gave him comfort and hope. After being on TedTalk and American Idol he has helped spread knowledge of the disease and became a voice that spreads awareness and inspires those to follow their dreams.

 

TROY FUGATE, DISCUSSION ON BIOLOGICS

 

Troy Fugate talks with us about biologics, how they work and the future of HS treatment.  Troy is the Vice President for Compliance Insight, Inc.  Compliance Insight is a worldwide compliance consultant in the areas of pharmaceutical quality, operations, packaging, laboratory, and construction activities.

 

ERIN MARTINEZ, SEX THERAPIST

Erin Martinez provides guidance and suggestions for the tough questions and discussions we all face with our HS offers insight on how to handle situations with relationships, partnerships, sex and intimacy.  Erin is well known in the HS community for her positivity and sound advice.  You don't want to miss this!

 

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGIST DR. COLLEEN COTTON

Dr. Cotton is a Pediatric Dermatologist who specializes in treating children with skin problems. She joins us to discuss pediatric and adolescent HS and her recommendations for parents.  Join us as she answers questions from our community and lends us her knowledge and experience.

ART THERAPY WITH ERICA PANG

Art Therapist and Artist, Erica Pang sits down with us to discuss the power of art and mind.  Learn how art therapy  can help with emotional stress, anxiety and depression, self care and life balance, life transitions, living with illness and coping with life after illness as well as life purpose, discovery and spirituality.  Sessions are available via Zoom and Doxy.  Visit her website to learn more at www.ericapang.com

CARBON DIOXIDE LASER EXCISION MARSUPILIZATION 

(CO2 Laser Surgery) WITH DR. BARRY RESNIK 

Dr. Barry I. Resnik, an HS specialist, discusses the Staged Marsupial Excision procedure (Also known as the CO2 laser procedure). Join us as he answers questions from our community and lends us his knowledge and experience. This procedure is not yet covered by insurance.  Learn more here: Resnik Skin Institute : https://www.drresnik.com/

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HS SURGERY MISCONCEPTIONS CLEARED UP WITH

DR. STEPHANIE GOLDBERG

Dr. Goldberg, board certified surgeon specializing in HS, discusses the fear and stigma of surgeries for HS, answering questions from our community, and lending us her knowledge and experience. Dr. Goldberg is passionate about HS Surgery and research. She practices in Fredericksburg, Virginia and her office can be reached at 540–741–2865.

INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN KUMUTEO, PROFESSIONAL BOXER

Jonathan Kumuteo, a professional boxer residing in the UK, sat down with HS Connect to share his story and speak out about Hidradenitis Suppurativa. He talks about how his resilience and his journey to acceptance helped him become stronger. He maintains strong advocacy to help men gain the courage to speak out.

MENTAL HEALTH WITH HS

INTERVIEW WITH DR. MINA GUIRGUIS, PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Mina Guirguis as interviewed by Ghazal Ghafari regarding handling HS / Hidradenitis Suppurativa and your mental health. Dr. Mina Guirguis is a Psychologist who specializes in dermatological conditions and impacts on patients.

Details heard on the interview can be found here. 

More information regarding HS and mental health can be found here