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Supporting Muslim Patients During Ramadan

Every year, millions of Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Patients need to feel comfortable with their physician and trust that their physician understands not only the medicine but also the significance of Ramadan in order to consult them about the necessary medical accommodations.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
mission, Asian American, bias, COVID19, disparities, healthcare, Language, physicians, race, stigma
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Standing in Support of the AAPI Community

Caralyst is commited to fighting racism, implicit bias, and sterotyping in healthcare and aims to support the AAPI community in having culturally competent and respectful medical experiences.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
race, disparities, African American, Asian American, healthcare, health insurance, medicaid, medicare, medicaleducation

Structural Racism in Dermatology

Dermatology education and care have historically not catered to POC skin and contributed to many disparities in the field. Caralyst is helping patients find physicians that can cater to their specific needs.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
Disabilities, Fat-shaming, healthcare, Obesity, mental health, stigma, Policy

Healthcare Challenges that Patients with Disabilities Face

Despite the ADA, many health care organizations are not accessible to patients with disabilities, and physician implicit bias promotes harmful stereotypes. Caralyst is working to make the healthcare system more accommodating and accessible to all.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
lgbtq+, relationship, stigma, transgender

Culturally Competent Sex Ed for LGBTQ+ Patients

LGBTQ+ youth lack access to inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education. We must incorporate positive examples of LGBTQ relationships and dispel common myths and stereotypes about behavior and identity both in the classroom and in physicians' offices.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
burnout, healthcare, physicians, Policy, relationship, value-based care

How Patient-Physician Relationships Can Reduce Physician Burnout

Despite physician burnout and dissatisfaction being on the rise, 79% of physicians report that their relationships with patients were their greatest source of job satisfaction. Caralyst is working to make the patient-physician relationship one of the foremost aspects of healthcare.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
disparities, socialdeterminants, Policy, value-based care, income, literacy

Incorporating the Social Determinants of Health into Medicine

88% of physicians said their patients are affected by at least one social determinant of health, however, only 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician practices reported screening for them. Learn more about how Caralyst is working to address the social determinants of health.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
race, African American, bias, COVID19, disparities, physicians

COVID-19 Vaccine and Racial Health Disparities

Institutional racism in healthcare has created a strained relationship between the Black and scientific communities. To move forward, we must ensure that the Black community is represented in COVID-19 vaccine development, testing, and distribution and that their specific needs are incorporated.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
lgbtq+, relationship, transgender, disparities, healthcare, nonbinary

TGNB Difficulties in Healthcare

Being referred to incorrectly can retraumatize TGNB individuals, especially if it comes from a setting that is supposed to offer unconditional respect and understanding to all. Caralyst is supporting TGNB individuals by connecting them with providers who are on their side.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
race, Asian American, disparities, bias, healthcare, stigma

The Importance of Culturally Competent Sexual Health Education

It can be difficult for teenagers to speak up and seek the sexual health education they need. If physicians are unfamiliar with Asian culture and stigmas, conversations around this important topic would be left unhad. Learn how Caralyst is working to fix such issues.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
bias, gender, mental health, disparities

Underdiagnosis of ADHD in Women

Males are much more likely to be diagnosed for ADHD compared to females because of gender bias in research and diagnosis. Caralyst aims to combat this and is working towards equitable representation in the healthcare field.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
bias, disparities, healthcare, innovation, market, Policy, race, value-based care

Racial Bias in Healthcare Algorithms

A recent study found that by using parameters affected by structural racism, such as healthcare spending, automated processes may be fueling racial disparities. We must stop using proxies for patients' needs and work to actually understand what their needs are.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read