Clinicians to Clinicians

Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS

Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS

“As a physician, many of us have struggled with diagnosing things that we are not familiar with and often, we’re limited by the fact that we’ve just never seen it before and we’ve never read it before or heard about it. And Lipedema is one of those conditions unfortunately that falls into that category. And so we’ve asked physicians who’ve shared that same experience to speak with you and to share their insights in how they’ve come about learning more about Lipedema and how a physician can become an advocate for their patient, help them navigate the healthcare system, and empower them to help themselves.”
~ Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS, Professor & System Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health System

Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins Medical School
Matthew Carmody, MD, Harvard Medical School

Below are 4 resources that are comprehensive and useful in diagnosing lipedema.

  1. The Standard of Care for Lipedema in the United States (2021).
  2. The Dutch Guidelines for Lipedema (2014) are comprehensive and useful in diagnosing this disease.
  3. Lipedema-The Disease They Call FAT: An Overview for Clinicians eBook
  4. The QUIZ – “Do You Have Lipedema?” reviews the symptoms as a diagnostic tool.