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Patient safety: Anesthesiologists and colonoscopies

This month I went to see a gastroenterologist (Doctor A) because I am due for a colonoscopy. I had a colonoscopy done 4 years ago by a different doctor (Doctor B), and one closer to home. Doctor A wanted to … Continue reading

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Amanda Trujillo – Nurse fired for being a patient advocate

The story of Amanda Trujillo is a horrifying one. Briefly, she is a single mom who fought to get off welfare and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse. Not only did she become a nurse, she earned a masters … Continue reading

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Pain During Biopsy – Patient Advocacy

You find out you have a lump in your breast and need a biopsy. Your surgeon performs the procedure when you are completely awake. You cry and beg for pain medication to take away the pain. The surgeon ignores you. … Continue reading

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One Word Can Save Your Life

Newsweek published a cover article titled; One Word Can Save your Life: NO! The in-depth article makes the point that more healthcare often means worse health. For instance, 5 random studies were done comparing the effectiveness of surgical intervention on … Continue reading

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Why you need to be a patient advocate videotip

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