A friend recently shared the following story of his successful navigation of the American health care system to get innovative treatment for his ankle. I was so impressed that I thought I’d post it here as a beacon for anyone else searching for answers about the same challenges he has faced. It’s pretty geeky and […]
Case study: Brain surgery
We have a “last mile” problem in patient communities. In the first post of this series, I asked for general advice about finding your people — the peers who could give you advice about your health condition and answer even your most secret questions. Now I’d like to focus on how someone would approach getting […]
What can surgeons learn from patients?
I’m going to be on a panel at the American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress on October 5 in Washington, DC. The session title is pretty provocative: To Tweet or Become Extinct?: Why Surgeons Need to Understand Social Networking and my part of it uses the “e” word that I recently tried to […]