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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Things to Ask Your Doctor During Your Visit 

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Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It is important to be proactive in asking questions during your visit to the doctor. He or she may have ordered tests, x-rays, or other procedures in order to find out what is wrong or to learn more about your medical condition. Some tests are done... Continue Reading »

Illinois Medicaid – Slow to Pay

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Posted on May 22nd, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Medicaid, Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

Medicaid Enrollment Numbers The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services maintains a running update of total enrollment numbers. In July 2018, 606,670 Illinois residents were covered under expanded Medicaid. After the eligibility... Continue Reading »

Cholesterol Levels – What Do They Mean?

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Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Nutrition, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

If you’ve had a recent blood test, there’s a good chance you’ve had a screening test for cholesterol levels called a lipid profile. It helps to screen for lipid disorders. The results of this test includes: LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Total... Continue Reading »

Quality Care and Common Sense

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Posted on March 25th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

What makes for a great healthcare team The old adages are true - a team is only as strong as their weakest player. One bad apple spoils the whole barrel. The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You get the point. As we know,... Continue Reading »

Women, Aging, and Health

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Posted on March 5th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

March is Women's History Month, so we're sending this one out to the ladies Women's health doesn't only impact women, of course, so really this information is for all parties. Men and women face unique health challenges. This is true now and has... Continue Reading »

Measles is making a comeback

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Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools

And we don't like it one bit Measles (Rubeola) is an infectious disease located in blood cells. There have been written accounts of the disease going all the way back to the 9th century! Before the creation of the Measles Vaccine, the disease was... Continue Reading »

Active Advocates and the Importance of a Care Conference

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Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

NShore's RN Patient Advocates are constantly on the go For most blogs, we like to share news about our industry and updates we think are worth knowing. For our latest blog series, we've decided to shine the light on what some of our advocates are... Continue Reading »