Tag Archives: healthcare

Sometimes, We Just Need a Hug

The Power of Touch and Human Connection Recently I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and saw this story from a friend and colleague that read: “Something to warm your heart while waiting for spring to arrive. Watch this video … Continue reading

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Top 5 Blog Posts 2017

A big thank you to all those who have followed and read my blogs this year. I never expected to get the reception that I have and it means so much to know my writing has connected with and touched … Continue reading

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I Owe it To My Mother. Improving The Patient Experience.

I have been through a lot. Sometimes I feel like a walking medical experiment. Cancer twice, and the loss of my mother who also had cancer. Hundreds of appointments, blood tests, and procedures and enough radiation to light up the sky. … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game. From A Patient’s Point Of View

This week I had a doctor’s appointment at a major, well-respected hospital in Boston. Prior to the appointment, I met a friend for lunch and made sure to excuse myself in time to get to my appointment. I arrived promptly, checked in … Continue reading

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My Doctor. My Friend.

Change is never easy. This week I had to say goodbye to my doctor of 25 years. I am not going to lie. It was scary, unexpected, sad, joyous, bittersweet and numerous other conflicting emotions I will not list but … Continue reading

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