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Archive for the ‘Take Charge’ Category

“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 »

Advance planning can make a big difference at the doctor’s office

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Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Getting the most out of your visits to your doctor or other health care provider requires some advance planning for optimal success in achieving your goals and getting the most appropriate treatment. Before you arrive at your physician's office,... Continue Reading »

A wise investment in your health

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Posted on April 8th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

People ask me often what I actually do to help people manage their healthcare challenges and my answer depends upon what challenge they are facing. So I often ask them to give me an example. People have a wide variety of different needs when they... Continue Reading »

First, the good news…..

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Posted on April 1st, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

The good news is that Americans are living longer and death rates are dropping, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Americans are living longer: average life expectancy for 2010 is listed at 78.7 years. While heart disease and cancer... Continue Reading »