Tag Archives: patient advocacy

Doctor. Please Understand I Am A Person And Not Just Another Case.

  When you think about going to the doctor, what is one of your biggest pet peeves? Waiting to be called? Having to fill out forms over and over? I could put together an extensive list but in the end … 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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You Are Your Best Advocate. The Power Of A Second Opinion

People reach out to me often for advice. It is typically related to a friend or a friend of a friend who is diagnosed with cancer. There is nothing more overwhelming than being thrown into a foreign world of doctors, hospitals, … Continue reading

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