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Archive for the ‘Patient Tools’ Category

Self-Education – What You Need to Know

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Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

In today’s modern healthcare setting the health consumer is all too often otherwise left to fend for themselves. Therefore, it is imperative that we remain conscientious of changes in processes, billing & insurance matters, as well as keeping... 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 »

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 »

Resolutions worth revisiting

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Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again New year, new you, right? We all want to be the best versions of ourselves, but not all resolutions are created equally. Or at least, they don't seem to work out that way. With the news year comes list after list of... Continue Reading »

When the patient advocate becomes the patient: how to advocate for yourself

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Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New, Take Charge

Last week I underwent a MAKO robotic assisted left total knee replacement and got to experience, once again, what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the healthcare system. I decided months ago that I wanted the best surgeon I could get... Continue Reading »

Conversations around death and dying: how to protect your loved ones

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Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all know it's going to happen at some point, but planning for your own death and dying process is no easy task Still, preparing for medical emergencies and what will happen when you die is extremely important - especially for the loved ones you... Continue Reading »

Transitional Considerations in Downsizing Your Home Before a Move

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Posted on August 29th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Although we may wish we could stay in our homes forever, it's not always the case We're all for seniors staying in their homes. Just see our recent blog on the very subject - here. But sometimes staying in place isn't an option. When the time... Continue Reading »