Posts Tagged Newspapers

Patient Empowerment in Sarasota

A quick thank you goes out to the Sarasota (Florida) Herald Tribune — an article in this morning’s newspaper about the many early risers who are so excited about taking courses through the Sarasota School’s ACE program (Adult Community Education) that they begin lining up at 6:30 in the morning on the first day of […]

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Posted in: Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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Of Melanoma, Botox and Rocket Science

See if this doesn’t leave you shaking your head…. a story in the New York Times about access to dermatologists: If you have a mole, and suspect skin cancer, you’ll have to wait an average of 26 days to get an appointment with a dermatologist. If you want a botox injection to eradicate your wrinkles, […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Medical and Research Studies, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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Doctors: Apologize for Euphemistic Unanticipated Outcomes

Doctors at the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center are being encouraged to admit medical mistakes and apologize to their patients, so states an article by Judith Graham, published in this week’s Chicago Tribune. Good! And I can’t state that strongly enough. I’ll add, it’s about time, so what took so long, and one down […]

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

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Quick Drugstore Clinics Revisited

Do you have a quick health clinic in a drug or big box store near you? They are called Quick Clinics, Redi-Clinics, Minute Clinics or other names, and you can drop in at any time for basic needs such as a bad cough, a sprained ankle, or whatever other “simple” ailments you or your children […]

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