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Archive for the ‘Take Charge’ Category

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 »

Doctor-Patient Communication

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Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Take Charge

Whether physicians are treating low income adults or more fluent adults, the problem is the same. Older adults have problems communicating with their doctors and the doctors have problems communicating with them. These adults may be seeing their... Continue Reading »

When Physicians Have Tunnel Vision

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Posted on April 26th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

This story comes to us from someone who could’ve used a professional advocate last week. Mark, an extremely intelligent, savvy, and articulate 80 year old male, had been experiencing severe shortness of breath with walking. He brought himself to... Continue Reading »

“Hey, those aren’t my pills! “ A story of medication mix-up and lessons learned.

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Posted on April 19th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Prescription Drugs, Take Charge

Josephine*, a 78 year old active grandma of 5, had recently survived a massive heart attack. She had spent 28 days in the Intensive Care Unit, being treated for the heart attack in addition to many complications—respiratory failure, cardiogenic... Continue Reading »

Finding a Physician that “Fits”

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Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Finding a primary care physician in today's world of healthcare is more complicated than it used to be. Gone are the “Marcus Welby” days of the past, when your family doctor knew your history by heart and would see you wherever you needed to... Continue Reading »

Private Advocates Wear Many Hats

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Posted on September 17th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Sometimes when adult children come to us with parents facing declining health, there are multiple issues hiding behind the presenting problem. It’s very hard for adult children to know when the time has come to consider transitioning to a safer... Continue Reading »