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He’ll be right in to see you

"He'll be right in to see you." “He’ll be right in to see you.”

“He’ll be right in to see you.”

      Your doctor appointment is scheduled for 5:30 PM and at 5:25 PM some very nice 30-something “small-business office attractive” receptionist leans into the waiting room calling out your name. For a nanosecond you think you’ve spotted flirtation in her eyes when […]

A Pain Management Doctor who should be a Radiologist!!

Recently I took my Mom to see her Pain Management Doctor.  As was the case the last few times she had an ordinary follow-up office visit, he was not there so my Mom was treated by a very thorough and kind Nurse Practitioner.  However, this time something was different about the office visit as it seemed the plan all along for the Nurse Practitioner to treat my Mom.  That probably would have been […]

Bullying of Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis patients

November 6, 2014

While I think health care social media is such a powerful, resourceful and life-changing patient medium, I can’t help but get depressed each time I check in at Facebook and review the desperate but VERY REAL posts from brave members of the various Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis “Groups” to which I subscribe and read about patient after patient who must “fight” simply to be treated with dignity by their own physician.  […]

Dr. Greenbaum, Rheumatologist – WORST DOC of the YEAR!!!!

December 4, 2012 – I came upon this Blog Post late last night when a respected Patient Advocate Colleague of mine, Casey Quinlan, had re-tweeted it with the added commentary that, “it’s only Monday but here’s my pick for Douche of the week.”  First off, I apologize to those who are offended […]

Video Summary of 2012 “Partnership w/ Patients Summit” – Kansas City, MO

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of being awarded a “Travel Scholarship” from the Society for Participatory Medicine and other generous sponsors to attend the “Partnership with Patients Summit” in Kansas City, Missouri (Friday, September 21, 2012 through Sunday, September 23, 2012).  Mere words can’t fully describe the inspirational experience of meeting similarly-minded people who are so passionate and dedicated toward empowering patients so that their healthcare experiences are […]

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