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Archive for the ‘Take Charge’ Category

How to Advocate for Your Advocate

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Posted on January 11th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all Need a Little Help from Our Friends We say it all the time; everyone serves as an advocate at one time or another. Whether it’s taking your grandma to an appointment, sitting with a friend who’s waiting on scary test results, or even... Continue Reading »

Patient-Centered Care: Fact or Fiction?

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Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Patient-Center Care is the new best practice As 2017 comes to its end, almost all of us have heard about the shift in US healthcare to patient-centered care. It makes sense, too. In today’s fractured healthcare landscape, care should be all about... Continue Reading »

Baa Baa Black Sheep and Team Unity

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Posted on November 13th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Take Charge

Does your office have a "black sheep?" What do you think of when you hear the term black sheep? Personally, my mind first goes to the nursery rhyme. Lately, though, I think about how this role can manifest in the workplace. In my experience,... Continue Reading »

Your Lifestyle and Dementia

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Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Taking Action to Prevent Dementia: Your Lifestyle Choices Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is one of the leading illnesses in the United States amongst older people.  Approximately 5.3 million over 65 is affected  - roughly one in ten. Because... Continue Reading »

10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

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Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Leading Cause of Death       You count on doctors and hospitals to protect your heath. But unthinkably, sometimes the opposite happens. Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns... Continue Reading »

Patient Advocates, a Fast-Growing Healthcare Specialty, Holds Open Symposium for All Interested

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Posted on June 18th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

About Great Chicago Advocates Greater Chicago Advocates (GCA), an association of healthcare professionals in the rapidly growing specialty of patient advocacy.  We are inviting colleagues and the general public nationwide to its full-day... Continue Reading »

Finding Out About a Doctor

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Posted on November 28th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Take Charge, Tips & Resources

How do you check on a doctor to make sure the doctor is in good standing? No one wants to go to a doctor and have a medical procedure, such as a spinal fusion, a hip replacement or knee replacement and be worse off than when you started. For... Continue Reading »