Archive for Medical Records

Health Insurance Companies Play God

The Today Show this morning featured a vignette about what to do if you are denied a treatment or therapy by your health insurance company — the steps you can take to, perhaps, change their mind. Yeah, right. Like that might happen. The story featured a woman who is dying of a rare form of […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Patient Advocates: We Need You!

I’ve been away from life-as-usual for awhile. It’s been a roller coaster: from the lowest of lows losing my mother-in-law to ovarian cancer (you can read more about the problems with treatment here) to the highest of highs — having our four kids and their families visit from all over the country. I’m ready to […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Making an End Run to Get the Help You Need

You may have heard about the woman who died on the emergency room floor at Martin Luther King Harbor Hospital in Los Angeles: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-06-13-911helpdenied_N.htm She was in great pain, writhing on the floor, yet the staff would ignore her, walk around her, step over her. Despite her obvious agony, and despite the fact that she […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Self Help

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The COSTS of Medical Records Errors and Lies

Sometimes my radio show conversations take a very unexpected turn — and yesterday’s post-air chat was no exception, although I have to say, this one surprised even me. I’ve been hearing stories from the dark side of medicine for more than 2-1/2 years, ever since I started by advocacy work. I thought I’d gotten a […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Drug Store Medi-Clinics: How Convenient!

Last evening’s NBC Nightly News focused one story on the medical clinics being set up in drug stores/pharmacies, even supermarkets, across the country. CVS, Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid — they are all doing it. Included, too, are medical sites being set up by Steve Case’s Revolution program (see previous blogs.) Even AARP has written about them. […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Politics and Medicine, Self Help

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