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6 Things Doctors Want Patients to Know

Are you doing everything before, during and after your medical appointments to help yourself get the best health care and outcome? Probably not! Fortunately, doctors have suggestions for ways patients can better manage their care and get the most of out of medical appointments. Read on to learn what doctors want patients to know, so […]

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Surgical Dangers – What You Need to Know

It’s every patient’s worst nightmare – your surgeon makes a mistake, putting you in danger. The doctor performs the wrong operation or operates on the wrong body part. Or your doctor leaves something inside your body, gives you the wrong medication, or leaves in the middle of your procedure! Learn more about these surgical dangers […]

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Safety Concerns for Patient Hand-offs

With any communication, it’s important to provide clear, understandable information. If you misunderstand your spouse’s instructions for heating up dinner, a little aggravation boils up along with the food. However, communication issues can lead to much more than an aggravation when your health is at stake. Effective communication among medical staff is essential when patient […]

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What You Need to Know About Medical Tests

Tests are an important part of medicine. They help doctors determine a diagnosis and possible treatments. But, testing, and getting the results, is not a seamless process. Firstly, it’s not uncommon for doctors prescribe tests that are unnecessary. Secondly, mistakes in the testing process can lead to erroneous results. And lastly, doctors can fail to […]

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How to Save Money on Prescription Medications

Prescription medications can be frighteningly expensive, even with insurance coverage. Have you ever suffered sticker shock? It’s happened to me on several occasions, including a co-pay of $450 for a medication we didn’t even end up using! These high prescription medication prices are hurting our collective health and our wallets. How widespread and serious is […]

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The Benefits of Concierge Medicine

Have you ever felt that your primary care doctor doesn’t have time to adequately care for you? Or do you feel that he/she doesn’t really know you? Do you hate sitting in waiting rooms while your doctor finishes up with other patients? If so, you are not alone. Primary care doctors are busy! Most primary […]

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