Monthly Archive: September 2007

Sep 30 2007

It’s YOUR Turn to Participate

I’ve been meaning to set this up for awhile — a Forum where readers of this blog, my columns, and others who are interested in asking questions or sharing their two cents would be able to do so. The Every Patient’s Advocate Forum is now online — and waiting for you to join in the …

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Sep 30 2007

Where Health Insurance Meets You-Tube

Forwarded to me today by my security guru Bob — who understands the power of combining a sense of humor with a pointed message…. If you are a patient, and a health insurance consumer, I hope you can see the humor through your frustration. If you work in health insurance, and you’re tired of the …

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Sep 29 2007

Doctor Hunt: Practicing What I Preach

I’m proud of my husband and the reason holds a good lesson for us all…. Over the past six months or so, our experiences with our family doctor’s practice have been less than acceptable. First, Hubby contacted their “prescription refill hotline” about three weeks before his arthritis prescription ran out. He needed a new prescription …

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Sep 27 2007

CNN and Misdiagnosis: Part II

CNN’s Empowered Patient, Elizabeth Cohen, provided more tips this week about what to do if you think you’ve been misdiagnosed. My own misdiagnosis speaks to four of her five points – and if you have just a seed of a doubt about whether your doctor has diagnosed you correctly, please take Elizabeth’s advice. Here are …

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Sep 27 2007

Oprah Takes on Health Insurance

Oprah took on healthcare, insurance and the lack thereof today. While I think she did an astounding job of moving the discussion forward, I think a major point was missed — and needs to be pointed out. Joining Oprah were Michael Moore, the director and producer of Sicko, Karen Ignagni who is the top lobbyist …

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