The Woodlands Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Topic: Your Non-Prescription Treatment

I have two things I’d like to discuss. First, what you are doing for AS besides NSAIDs and Biologics? In other words, what are you doing relative to physical therapy, emotional health, maybe exercise and diet, your mental wellbeing and any other “treatment” that you feel is helping you deal with the invisible disease of Spondylitis?

Also, I’d like you to be part of an informal study I’m conducting. Tell us what year you were diagnosed and how long it took you to receive an accurate diagnosis. 

There will also be time for open discussion if you have questions for the group. We have the experts!

Meeting Location

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
2200 Lake Woodlands Dr.
Room D-212 (Note: 2nd floor, south end of building)

Meeting Schedule

This Group Meets the 2nd Saturday of the Odd Numbered Months. We also have an optional lunch outing afterwards. 

Please RSVP, and feel free to bring your spouse, family, and friends.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Dr. John Reveille

Saturday July 8, 2017

Dr. John Reveille is a revered rheumatologist who has made significant contributions to the study and research of spondylitis. After his presentation, support group members had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Reveille.

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Group Leader

Iain McDonald
(936) 524-1681

About Iain McDonald, The Woodland's Support Group Leader

Iain and his wife Jane have lived in The Woodlands for over 17 years and have been part of The Woodlands AS support group since its inception in 2008. He currently works at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the Global Engineering Technology group.

Iain has had AS for 44 years, first showing up as iritis. Fortunately he was diagnosed relatively early; it only took 10 years. He is a big advocate of staying active to ease the symptoms of AS. He recommends everyone find an activity they can handle and keep at it. He really enjoys the camaraderie of the SAA Support Group. It’s a great time of learning and encouragement.

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