Category: Patient Empowerment

Feb 05 2015

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

Article:  When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write  by Leana Wen, MD from Reader’s Digest (and NPR) What a great empowerment tool for patients!  Read this article about how Dr. Wen works with her patients during visits to make sure their electronic records are accurate. Smart Patient Takeaway:  This is a great tool for patients …

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Aug 14 2014

Top Doctors and Best Hospitals – for a Price

You mostly see them in airline magazines. But sometimes I see a banner or badge on a doctor’s website, or even a hospital’s billboard. Big proclamations they are!  Dr. Horatio P. Speshultee is a TOP DOCTOR as ranked by some organization or another.  Or ST. HARELDA’S HOSPITAL has been ranked #1! Oh really?  Says who? …

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Jul 31 2014

The Cost of a Doctor Visit – Where is the Value?

This post at Kevin MD made the rounds again last week. Written by Mary Pat Whaley, and entitled , “Your 10 minute office visit needs 8 people and 45 minutes of work” it describes all the background work that takes place before, during and after a doctor visit so that patients won’t be so surprised …

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Jul 14 2014

10 Years of Lessons Learned from Misdiagnosis and Medical Mistakes

Get better medical care: Practice Practice Practice! ……………………………………….. Think back 10 years. How old were you – or your kids or even your grandkids? (Did even have kids or grandkids then?) Did you live in the same place, or work for the same employer or do the same job you do now? Have you rearranged …

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Jul 02 2014

Looking for Trisha Torrey, (former) About.com Patient Empowerment Expert?

  You found me!  Here I am! And I’m moving back in, here to my personal blog. Home. Where I started writing about Patient Empowerment in 2005. It’s been awhile since I’ve been “home.” Look around!  You can see how dusty it is. I’ve got to wash the curtains and get them back up. Clearly …

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