Tag Archives: patient centered care

I Outlived My Doctor. Now What?

This wasn’t supposed to happen. I feel like I was just punched in the stomach. It was his job to make sure I was ok, survived my cancer and lived a long life. He researched all the late effects of … 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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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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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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