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Dad — an Empowered Patient Sets a Fine Example

…. and today is his 81st birthday. When people ask me how and why I began doing patient advocacy and empowerment work, I first tell them about my misdiagnosis, and then I tell them it’s because I learned how to be an empowered patient from my dad. Since beginning his battle with cancer in 1986 […]

How to Complain to Your Doctor, Part II

We began yesterday with the story of Nancy and her husband, and the obnoxious nurse and cold and aloof doctor who performed a prostate biopsy on Nancy’s husband. Her husband was humiliated by his treatment and Nancy wanted to let the doctor know about it. My original suggestion to Nancy was that they needed to […]

How to Complain to Your Doctor – Part I

Several months ago, I heard from Nancy about a terribly embarrassing experience her husband had suffered during a prostate biopsy. From the beginning of the procedure through the end, he had been treated inconsiderately and rudely by the nurse. The urologist was condescending and short. And ultimately, once the biopsy was over, and wearing no […]