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Your Comments – Loud, Clear, and Acted Upon

Your Comments – Loud, Clear, and Acted Upon

There simply are not enough hours in the day. When the “good idea” part of your brain goes into overdrive, and the clock can’t keep up with it, then you’re left with the same 24 everyone else has – with more stuff to do, stuff that takes longer because it’s new. Such has been my […]

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Posted in: AdvoConnection, Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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Patients Looking Out for Each Other – When Patients Know Best

When oncologists consider recommendations for their patients’ cancer treatment, they will often consider the guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. They expect to find the latest information in effective treatment, based on the best research, along with information they can share with their patients. But it turns out, that may not be what’s […]

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

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

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Sometimes It’s Better to Just Say No

Story One: When I was a child (and we’re talking a lo-o-o-ng time ago – when doctors made house calls)… if I got an earache, I would suffer.  REALLY suffer. Mom would drip some warm oil into my ear, and then stuff some cotton in behind it. She’d give me an orange flavored baby aspirin […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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