Top News: #PatientCare

Here are the top read news for #PatientCare:

imrsFox’s John Stossel: ‘I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer … Customer service stinks’:

“My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I’ll be fine,” he wrote. “Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I’m at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. “But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital’s customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, ‘I’m running late.’: Read more


shutterstock_3452301806 medical breakdowns in my mother’s care. And 1 close call:

This is only one story of the sad state of today’s health system. Mom’s substandard level of care happened in a setting of good resources, at a highly regarded institution, with a physician daughter advocating on her behalf. Imagine what happens to the advocate-less indigent in poorly funded hospitals: Read more


lead_960When Doctors Refuse to Treat LGBT Patients:

A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?: Read more




Food Apple PieHow one doctor turned to his patients — over pie — to simplify medical advice:

What’s a doctor to do when the language of medicine confuses his or her patients and prevents them from getting the care they need? Harness what we’ve been missing in medicine for far too long — the patient perspective: Read more


onepatientsqOne patient’s quest to end ominous ringing in her ear:

That’s when the noise started. She began two-months of nearly nonstop diagnostic imaging and medical appointments, but no one could identify the source of the noise, much less suggest how to stop it. By July’s end, Alla was in survival mode. She and Sergei were desperate to find solutions: Read more