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Doctor:Patient Relationship

When Your Teenager Is Handed A Prescription For Vicodin

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

According to a survey by the National Safety Council, ninety-nine percent of primary care doctors routinely prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers for longer than the three-day period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 7 -- 4 Relationship Saving Tips for Loved Ones of Chronic Pain Sufferers

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 6 -- What Happened When I Tried Something TOTALLY Different

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 5 -- 5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Partner (That Won't Hurt a Bit)

Puja Rios | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 4 -- 10 Do's and Dont's When Someone You Love Has a Flare Up

Puja Rios | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

25 Things People With Fibromyalgia Want You To Know

Puja Rios | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Rethinking the Pain Puzzle

Lillie Rosenthal | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lillie Rosenthal

Rethinking the Pain Puzzle Dr. Lillie Rosenthal www.drlillierosenthal.com Pain is a puzzle to be solved. Pain deserves our attention -- our ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 3 -- Doc Appointments, You Are Your Own Best Advocate

Puja Rios | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

If you aren't getting the results you're looking for, I encourage you to keep fighting. Keep looking, keep an open mind and don't compromise. If you know you can do more, do it. This condition can be managed and you can live a better life.

Let's Talk: Aren't Health Care Providers Expected to Discuss Medical Reports With Patients?

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Being the architect of legislation to include a patient's dense breast tissue, the strongest predictor of mammography missing cancer, in the patient's...

Policymakers Should Choose Patient Empowerment Over Paternalism

Tony Coelho | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Tony Coelho

We should not be taking this leap backward in the patient-centeredness movement by embracing paternalism over empowerment of patients and people with disabilities. Call on CMS to start over and prioritize building an infrastructure for engagement of patients and people with disabilities so that we are truly advancing policies that balance progress toward a patient-centered health system and overall health costs.

Stop Trying To Please Your Doctor

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

The doctor-patient relationship is a partnership. We're a team in helping you stay healthy or get healthier. So please stop trying to please your doctor by letting us think you are the "perfect" patient. It is compromising your care.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 2 -- Your Rheumatologist... The Secret Sauce

Puja Rios | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Part of my mission is to bring the Fibromyalgia Survivor community together to offer real support and encouragement to one another. You can be part of this movement by sharing your story too. Have you found the right doctor for your wants and needs? Please tell us your story in the conversation below, let's talk about it.

How to Keep Your Doctor When Your Health Insurance Does Not

Nurse Katz | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

Believe it or not, you are not the only one frustrated with our health care system; doctors are too. Unfortunately, many seem to be "rebelling" by retiring early, dropping out of insurance plans, or not taking insurance AT ALL and going into concierge practices.

Out of Network, Out of Options: How New York is Separating HIV Patients from their Doctors

Dr. Alexander McMeeking | Posted 03.18.2016 | New York
Dr. Alexander McMeeking

When actor Charlie Sheen appeared on the Today Show to reveal his positive HIV diagnosis, he shared the stage with his physician of four years: Dr. Ro...

Pronouncing Death

David Duong | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Duong

As I conduct the final exam, I reflect on the life of my patient -- this person that I have had the pleasure to connect with over the past days and weeks.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Fourteen: Circling the Wagons

Catherine Armsden | Posted 02.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirteen: Wanting to Believe

Catherine Armsden | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twelve: To Make a Long F*cking Story Short

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Eleven: The Dopamine Dialogues

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.12.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress -- Episode Ten: Is the Honeymoon Over?

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.04.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding creative work of their careers.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Nine: The Dopamine Diaries

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Eight: Falling and Flying

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.14.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Seven: Drugs and Other Agents

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...