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Mark-John Clifford, a member of Intake.Me’s patient advisory board, shares a sample, productive dialogue he had with his doctor when he brought new research to his doctor. Mark asks, “Do your conversations with your doctor go like this?”
Richard Kreis, one of our Patient Advisory Board members, who is also an empowered caregiver and patient, shares his experience with a recent surprise (and unwelcome) visitor: Charley Horses. Richard shares his empowered patient detective skills and asks, “What were you not told about your medications that later surprised you?”
I believe I can trace my start as an empowered patient to when my parents were involved with my treatment as a child for polio. I don’t remember everything in the early stages, but as I grew older, they began talking to me about how to take an interest in my health.
At 12 or 13, it was hard for me to listen. Now, I can honestly say thanks to my Mom and Dad for insisting I get involved in my own health….
Every physician my wife saw acted as if she would be dead soon.