Psoriasis Podcast

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Healthcare professionals and patients share their stories about living with psoriasis. Stream the podcast and listen now or download for later.


Introduction & Overview of Psoriasis

Dr. Neil Shear

Professor and Chief of Dermatology, University of Toronto Medical School

What is psoriasis? How do I know if I have it? Dr. Neil Shear gives us a brief overview of this common skin condition, including how it is diagnosed and treated. He also gives a sneak peek as to what we can expect from other podcasts in this series.


Psoriasis and Different Skin Types

Dr. Perla Lansang

Dermatologist, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto

Everyone experiences psoriasis differently, but for people with skin of colour there can be unique challenges in terms of how the condition appears on the skin, and the types of treatments considered. Dr. Perla Lansang sheds light on some of the common challenges associated with psoriasis in people with skin of colour and how these challenges can be managed.


A Nurse’s Perspective on Psoriasis Management

Sandra Walsh

Head Nurse, Phototherapy Education and Research Centre (PERC) Women’s College Hospital, Toronto

Nurses are an important part of the psoriasis care team. For nearly 25 years, Sandra Walsh has been a champion listener, counsellor, and motivator for patients living with psoriasis. Sandra shares her story about what it’s like to care for patients with psoriasis and reminds us not to settle.


Living with Psoriasis – A Patient’s Perspective

Want to know what it’s really like to live with psoriasis? Think you might be the only one feeling what you are feeling right now? Two patients open up about their experiences with psoriasis…

The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individual patients interviewed. Their experiences with medications and other treatments are not representative of the entire patient population.


Living with Psoriasis – Treatment Options

Dr. Neil Shear provides an overview of different treatment options available today. If you aren’t satisfied with your treatment, talk to your dermatologist about your options. Find a dermatologist.