Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

Doctors are regularly deluged with advice on how to engage patients. But how can you, as a patient, get your doctor to truly engage with you as a person? Your health and even your life could depend upon it. By “engage,” I don’t mean just the doctor not interrupting...

Originally published six years ago – as good as new today! The empowered patient, skeptical of professional authority, is not a new phenomenon: s/he was actually created by the American Revolution. Reading through historian Gordon Wood’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Just Say “No” to Medicare’s MACRA Tokenism

On social media and at meetings like Health Datapalooza, our favorite federal bureaucrats assure us of their commitment to open data and patient empowerment. But those are just soothing words; federal regulations are law. On April 30, I posted on e-patients.net an...

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