Why Can’t I See My Medical Files?

Our complex healthcare system is moving in directions that continue to confuse us and make us wonder “What the heck is going on?”.  Many are realizing that tracking their own medical information for their family is smart.  Of course,  I’m not suggesting to “do your own surgeries” or “diagnose yourself with an illness” – I’m…

Physical Therapy Takes A Lot of Dedication

Physical and occupational Therapy is HARD WORK!  I don’t care what age you are – it is a challenging task.  I watch my Mother struggle with it.  Her physical therapist comes; puts her gate belt on; gets her walker – and up she goes.  As I walk behind them with the wheelchair (just in case),…

How many 911 calls do you think are made every day in the U.S.?

There are estimated 270,000 911 calls made every day in the United States. An emergency can change your life in an instant.  Emergencies don’t always happen during regular doctor office hours.  If you need help or if you need to help a loved one, you need medical answers and you need them fast.  The ER…

Catheter Care

Like many bedridden patients, my Mother has a foley.  She was facing chronic UTI’s with ecoli one after another after another.  It was suggested by her doctor that she have a suprapubic catheter put in place (which requires surgery).   We did – but it didn’t work for my Mom (she is the minority – because…

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Are you being charged a fair price for your medical procedures?

Having an unnecessary medical procedure can endanger you!  For example, every year one out of 10 people get CT scans, which deliver up to 1,000 times MORE potentially cancer-causing radiation than a conventional X-ray.  Always ask your doctor to describe the benefits of any medical procedure as well as the risks.  Since the cost of…