This is the first in a Web Healthcare Interview Series which focuses on the experiences of diverse individuals and medical professionals either suffering from, or treating, chronic illness, managing chronic illness and/or navigating the United States Healthcare System.

The objective of the Interview Series is two-fold; namely; to provide a well-rounded perspective on Healthcare so that people with chronic illnesses can best understand how to maximize the productivity of their lives; and to provide the impetus for more effective healthcare reform.

In this 2012 Interview, which is Part 1 of a 2-Part interview with Steph Horgan, LCSW and Tiffany Taft, PsyD, of Oak Park Behavioral Medicine located just outside Chicago, Illinois, I had the privilege of discussing the merits of psychological counseling with two (2) mental health practitioners who dedicate their mental health practice to treating patients with a wide variety of chronic illnesses.  Their respective specific career choices came after each was diagnosed with the chronic, incurable, autoimmune illness, Crohn’s Disease.

Part 2 will be posted in approximately 7-10 days.

Copyright 2012 Michael A. Weiss All Rights Reserved