Myeloma: Dealing with Depression
Laura Beemiller, oncology social worker, explains that getting diagnosed with myeloma can be extremely challenging for patients and their family members. Looking at options like therapy, supplements, antidepressants, and support groups can help one get the extra boost needed to improve their quality of life. Additionally, Dr. Craig Hofmeister encourages patients to bring family members to appointments so that everyone involved can glimpse a clearer view of the whole picture.
Experts & Guests
Laura Beemiller, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C
Oncology Social WorkerLaura is the Program Director with Haven of Hope, developing programs relevant for those in our community impacted by a cancer diagnosis. She has over 15 years experience as an Oncology Social Worker, having worked in the hospital Oncology unit, then in the outpatient clinic setting. She has worked with the patients and families of Mid Ohio Oncology/Hematology, now known as The Zangmeister... more >
Craig Hofmeister, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer CenterDr. Craig Hofmeister is assistant professor of medicine at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Dr. Hofmeister received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training at Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Illinois.... more >