February 2007 archive

Feb 25 2007

Pay Cash for Your Health Care

I like to poke around other’s blogs… so many excellent points can be made in this free flow of information. Found a great case for paying cash when you visit your doctor from Dr. Tim. Check it out: http://drtim.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/the-case-for-cash-when-health-insurance-isnt/ Thanks for the eye-opener, Dr. Tim. ……………….. Want more tools for sharp patients? Sign up for …

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Feb 25 2007

Health Insurance Misinformation Can Cost You!

I received a letter from a young woman (Amanda) with two suggestions for columns. (And let me tell you how much I appreciate those suggestions!)… The one suggestion that shouldn’t have surprised me, but really ticked me off, was based on her experience with her health insurance company. It’s a heads-up for us all. Amanda’s …

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Feb 23 2007

Prostate Cancer Caveat Part II

A few days ago, I wrote about Jane and Max, and Max’s diagnosis of prostate cancer. Max was told he needed a prostatectomy and was trying to decide between laparoscopic and robotic surgery. A comment from “hERB” reminded us that Max might have other options, too — radiation, cryosurgery, hormone depletion and others. The point …

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Feb 22 2007

Are you in Knoxville? Watch for EPA!

As announced here several weeks ago, my Every Patient’s Advocate columns can now be found in the Knoxville News Sentinel — and today is the debut. This is my official date of syndication! I now have two regular publications carrying my column — and hope to add many more. Find “Take Your Pills Seriously” in …

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Feb 21 2007

An attack on patient advocacy?

Yesterday, I responded to a post at “punctuative!” — called – Patient Advocates aka Healthcare Rangers by Matt Winn. Matt, who is a venture capitalist, was commenting on patient advocacy as a relatively new service provided to patients. My response was simply a thank you — because he cited some of my work. Today there …

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