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5 Ways to Stop Being a Passive Patient

It’s high time for patients to take an active role in their own healthcare. There was a time when many people had long-term relationships with a family doctor – someone who knew them and their families well. But today, that kind of relationship is a thing of the past. Primary care physicians move around, care … Read More

As Your Medical Care Advances, Is There a Price?

In many ways, the rising cost of healthcare is the price of a job well done. American medicine has made astonishing strides over the past 50 years. It’s given people longer, better lives. Training, research and technology advancements have enabled us to lengthen the average person’s life by nearly a decade. We’ve also improved quality … Read More

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The Day of the Passive Patient Is Over

Healthcare is a team sport. And you – the patient – are the No. 1 draft pick. It’s your body, your health, your life. Why shouldn’t you have a voice – and a strong one – in your own care? The day of the passive patient is over. It’s time to take charge of your … Read More

Medical Cost Control Is a Patriotic Duty

In 1960, President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Now, as 2013 winds down, we’re all wondering:  What will the government do for healthcare – and what will healthcare do for the people of the United States. We’ve gotten ourselves … Read More

‘A Model of Where We Need to Go’

The lead editorial in the New York Times is the most prestigious space in American journalism. On Dec. 25, 2012, the New York Times’ lead editorial was entirely devoted to Cleveland Clinic and its unique model of medicine.   With the headline, “Approaching Illness as a Team,” the New York Times hailed Cleveland Clinic (“long considered a … Read More

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Healthcare Costs and You

Personal Healthcare Month is the recognition that preventing disease, diagnosing disease early and customizing treatments keep you healthier — often at a lower cost to both you and the healthcare system. Recently, Ohio governor, John Kasich, recognized November as Personal Healthcare Month in the State of Ohio – and hopefully other states will follow suit. … Read More