Posts Tagged Medical Errors and Mistakes / Misdiagnosis

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 […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs

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Doctors Work the System to Increase Income – at the Patient’s Expense

Found an interesting op-ed from the Dallas News online yesterday, written by Dr. Steve Cole entitled, “Biggest factor in rising health costs are the doctors themselves.” Unfortunately, the title doesn’t even begin to touch the content, so many folks will miss this enlightening piece — a piece that should be read by everyone who has […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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From the desk of (12/1/07)…

Miscellany from the week, not requiring full posts on their own…. …………………………….. My big news is ready to be sprung! Although, through today’s blog, I’ll announce it “softly” — a bigger announcement is in the works for this week. You may be familiar with About.com — tens or hundreds of millions of visitors each month […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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MRSA: Those With Power Aren’t Paying Attention

Two reminders during the past week about MRSA and the real problems facing those who are infected by it — and those who aren’t. The first was an email from Genevieve who told me about her husband’s experience after knee replacement surgery. Two days after being removed to a rehab center, he began running a […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Media, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Surgery

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From the Desk of (10/27/07)…

Some miscellany from the week, not requiring entire blog posts of their own…. The fires in Southern California have kept many of us riveted to TV and internet news. As reported earlier this week, my daughter, Becca, lives in Carlsbad, just north and east of several of the fires we’ve followed. I’m relieved and happy […]

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

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