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Patient Physician Partnership

What Do People Want From Their Health Care? How My Book Tour Turned Into a 'Listening Tour'

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Over 2,000 people shared with me their frustrations with doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, and the health care system. I listened and learned. Here are 10 themes that emerged.

When Doctors Become Salesmen, Patients Pay the Price

David Magee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
David Magee

I ran the numbers. My 20 percent co-pay on their inflated price was more than I would have paid had I bought it online and left my insurance company out of it. It gnawed at me.

Rebranding 'Patients' as 'Health Care Consumers': Tread With Extreme Caution

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Those of us in favor of universal access to care argue that health care is not a commodity. Those who can't afford health care are priced out of it, and health care is no longer a public good, like public education and clean water.

5 Steps To Building A Great Partnership With Your Doctor

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

You may be dissatisfied and frustrated by the way your medical care is today, but there is a way to make it better. You hold the key to transforming your health, beginning with establishing a solid partnership with your doctor.