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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 […]

Patient’s Most Valuable Tool is still The Question

The Question is the patient's most valuable tool The health CARE Burden has now shifted from Doctor to Patient

Patient Questions

Doctor, can you please spell the name of that disease?  Is it chronic?  What are my treatment options?  Should I be seeing a specialist or are you the doctor to treat me?  Should I seek a second-opinion?  Are there additional […]

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 […]

Hospitals “Feel Like Prison”

 

This is a 4-minute Video snippet of a WEGO Health-sponsored  “Patient Panel” which focused on the “Hospital Patient Discharge Process.”  I was asked to participate in the Panel due to my vast and lovely experiences being “Discharged” from over 200 hospitalizations as a result of 30 years battling Crohn’s Disease.

I’ve worked with WEGO Heath before and each time I am more impressed with their corporate style.  It’s probably because they […]

Modernizing the Hospital Patient Experience

Perchance to Dream: Improving the Hospital Patient Experience

Earlier this week I was invited by Wego Health (whose unique corporate mantra is “Empowering health activists to help others.”) to participate in a videotaped Virtual Patient Panel to help the company ExperiaHealth (“Experia”) (whose corporate motto is “Humanizing the Healthcare Experience”) in improving the “Hospital Patient Experience,” and in this case, specifically […]

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