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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Caught In The Middle: The Sandwich Generation

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Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Tips & Resources

We are hearing more and more about the “Sandwich Generation”.  This is a phrase coined to describe those who are caring for their children while also taking care of aging parents. The Sandwich Generation supersedes the groups “Baby... Continue Reading »

The Discouragement of Excellent Doctors

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Posted on February 15th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

I’ve been hearing a lot of stories lately from excellent doctors who have left or are thinking of leaving medicine due to the heavy demands placed upon them by hospitals. Documentation limits and frustration with the electronic health record... 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 »

Senior Orphans at Risk

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Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

We see a growing problem with a particular group of seniors who fall through the cracks of modern healthcare more than others: senior ‘orphans'. What is a senior orphan? Quite simply, it is a person over 65 who falls into one of three... Continue Reading »

Keeping Medication Costs Down

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Posted on January 4th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Prescription Drugs, Tips & Resources

Prescription drug prices are on the rise, and consumers are angry! To understand the “why” of any price increases in healthcare today, one has to understand the national impact that the Affordable Care Act has had on providers, insurers, and... Continue Reading »

The Problem of Polypharmacy in Older Adults

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Posted on December 28th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Drug Related Adverse Effects, Polypharmacology, Tips & Resources

Among seniors today, 44% of men and 57% of women over 65 take five or more medications every week. 12% of seniors take over 10 medications weekly.    When people take too many medications, often prescribed by different healthcare practitioners... Continue Reading »

An Investment Worth Making

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Posted on December 7th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Nurse Advocates Work for You! Often we are asked if private advocates bill Medicare or if our services are covered by insurance companies, and the short answer is: No! Private advocates work only for our clients.  Our lines of allegiance would... Continue Reading »