Q&A With Jeffrey Mechanick From Mount Sinai: Taking a Transcultural Approach to Endocrinology

In a global community it can be just as important for doctors to remember where their patients come from as where they are now. Understanding different cultures can help provide care to all segments of the population.

In a global community it can be just as important for doctors to remember where their patients come from as where they are now. Understanding different cultures can help provide care to all segments of the population.

Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, from Mount Sinai Hospital discussed the potential importance of this approach during the AACE's 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Nashville. Mechanick noted that while doctors have many areas to consider during treatment thinking about their cultural heritage can help make other areas of care easier to address.