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The patient perspective: considering shades of gray in medication adherence

Not so long ago, a middle-aged patient came to my office for a checkup. He cheerfully admitted that he hadn’t been paying attention to his diabetes for the last few years.

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Building bridges...

Someone recently called me a “patient” entrepreneur. Yes, I am an ALS patient, but no, I am definitely not patient! :-)

The things I undertake to battle my disease can be described as entrepreneurial. 377 more words


The Power of the Patient: A Doctor's Manifesto

Last week my colleague and I spoke at CME opportunity for Swedish Hospital physicians. Our topic, chosen for us by the coordinator of the CME courses, was “Probiotics, Food Intolerances, and Supplement Use in the Pediatric Population.” For most naturopathic physicians, these subjects are both an integral part of practice as well as some of the more controversial topics in conventional medical communities. 2,156 more words


METAvivor Won't Go Quietly Into the Night

An Introduction to METAvivor

METAvivors are different from traditional cancer survivors (http://www.metavivor.org). This is a community of people living with stage IV cancer, and advocating for the research that may, one day, save their lives or the lives of others like them. 992 more words


Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness

About a week ago I wrote a post about two books I recently purchased – both written by Laurie Edwards. Last week when I was flying to and from client meetings, I had time to read the first of the books: … 450 more words