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The Doctor Only Welcomes "Intelligent Questions"

Let’s just say you’re in the doctor’s office because you’ve got a brand, new problem  – one you know nothing about.  You’ve explained your symptoms. He quickly examines you and comes up with a diagnosis.   423 more words

Health Advocacy

Got Sleep?


Bernadette Keefe MD


The most recent data is that 20-40% of the U.S. adult population is sleep deprived: meaning they are not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night. 760 more words

Bernadette Keefe MD

Patients Academy


Il Progetto europeo EUPATI offre ai pazienti e ai loro familiari un’opportunità di formazione sulla Ricerca e Sviluppo (R&D) dei farmaci e terapie innovative attraverso corsi e divulgazione di materiale scientificamente valido, oggettivo ed esaustivo. 54 more words

Patient Empowerment

Get a Paper Prescription...If You Can

A couple of days ago my dermatologist suggested I try a prescription form of cortisone for a small, funny spot on my leg. His staff assistant. 527 more words

Reading my EHR as a way to prepare

I’m waiting for my primary care center to call me back, and while I’m waiting I log into my online electronic health record. It’s always good to be prepared. 557 more words

Patient Experience

Should You or Shouldn't You?

It was Shakespeare’s Hamlet who wondered “To be, or not to be”; but in health care, the question is altogether different: It’s “Should I, or shouldn’t I?” 524 more words

Physician Adherence

This amazing facebook post by equally amazing Hugo Campos deserves a blog post all to itself. Enjoy!

Hugo turns the table on the old, worn out terms “compliance” and “adherence” which are usually used to describe patients and their behaviour – and what’s not to love! 54 more words