The intensive care unit (ICU) is a place for patients to stabilize and recover with round-the-clock care from a diverse medical team. Learn how to navigate the ICU from a critical care physician.
Would you rather have TV’s Marcus Welby, Hawkeye Pierce or Gregory House on hand in a health crisis? Discover how America voted in a survey. And learn more about our relationship with doctors.
Patient navigators know that patients dealing with cancer can use all the help they can get in making their journeys through treatment easier. Also known as patient liaisons, they help with a variety of nonmedical tasks that patients and their families need while visiting a hospital or medical center for treatments or other appointments. “Each … Read More
It’s high time for patients to take an active role in their own healthcare.
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It’s a whole new world. The old way of practicing medicine is just that — an old way of doing things. While it took us a while to get to this point, I can say confidently this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay for healthcare services all will benefit.
You sit in an exam room and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. As a result, you leave unsatisfied — and without understanding what comes next. Don’t be that patient. In the past, I’ve talked about the things you should expect from your doctor. But as a patient, … Read More
You just waited two hours for a doctor who’s running late. Once in the office, the doctor zips through a jargon-filled speech, orders a test, writes a prescription and sends you on your way. You leave in a cloud of confusion, realizing that you never even asked a question. Don’t accept this. It’s the worst-case … Read More
Six months after finishing medical school, I was made a captain in the Air Force and sent off to Vietnam. It was 1968 and the war was in full force. Everyone had to do their part.
In this creative, emotionally stirring interpretation of what it means to have empathy, you will be taken through a hospital with the ability to see people’s thoughts and feelings.