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Thanks from the Philippines

In this guest blog post, member Beatrice Tiangco describes some of the pain and suffering in the Philippines after the typhoon and expresses her gratitude for the SPM, local community and overall support. Beatrice Tiangco is a practicing Medical Oncologist from the...

That is a Real Doctor

Guest blogger Peggy Zuckerman tells us a story about a young competent doctor and how transparency and openness is key to giving better care.  Peggy Zuckerman never intended to be a patient advocate, not even a patient! But after her diagnosis with a “tiny,...

On the road to shared office visits

Guest blogger Peter Elias, MD  describes his journey on opening up his office notes to patients. Peter is a family physician in active primary care practice since 1977, co-founder of a group practice now owned by a hospital-based multi specialty group, with a...
How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

Rebecka Sexton of the Center For Innovation at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, emailed a great question and I’d like to share it more widely: We are working on a project here at Carilion on chronic diseases related to Population Health Management related to...

Farewell (seven years ago today), Doc Tom

This morning on Facebook, an SPM member (who were you??) pointed out that it was seven years ago today that “Doc Tom” Ferguson, the visionary who foresaw the e-patient movement, passed away unexpectedly while being treated for multiple myeloma. Click the...

Eric Topol at Rock Health

Thanks to Carla Berg for sharing this: Eric Topol was on Rock Center tonight. He talked about the patient empowerment and give us our data themes he brings up towards the end, he did everything but mention #gmdd and patients in the drivers seat explicitly. The key to...
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