MD's advice about getting "successful medical care"

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MD's advice about getting "successful medical care"

Postby Robin » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:50 pm

This article in Monday's Washington Post is about an MD whose wife ended up in the hospital. He learned some lessons "about surviving the American health-care system." He makes four points in this article:
* Speak up.
* Don't be afraid to ask for a specialist.
* Don't feel bad about asking to speak with a patient advocate.
* Share your health challenges with others and don't stop searching for help.

Below you'll find the link to the article on the Washington Post's website.


As a doctor, I thought I knew how to treat my patients. Then my wife ended up in the hospital.
Here's what her illness taught me about successful medical care.

By Joseph Ladapo
January 25, 2016
The Washington Post

Joseph Ladapo is a physician and health policy researcher. He is an assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine.

I've spent all my professional life as a doctor. But when my wife suffered a chronic, debilitating illness, I realized that medicine looks totally different through the eyes of a patient. Our experience -- through seven hospitalizations, countless more emergency department visits and endless doctors' appointments -- taught me lessons about surviving the American health-care system that I could never have learned in a classroom or in my professional role. The things I learned continue to shape how I now care for my patients. ....
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Re: MD's advice about getting "successful medical care"

Postby Larryl1882 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:26 am

Great article, thank you for making it available!

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