Category Archives: Problem Solving

When Serious Illness Strikes – Four Things You Must Know

Four things you must know when serious illness strikes: Get Smart Fast. Get Organized. Stand Your Ground, Nicely. Always Follow Up. Read this article for detailed helpful hints. Continue reading

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When Illness Strikes – What To Do First

Any serious diagnosis thrusts patients and their families into an unfamiliar world of doctors, tests and treatment options. Here are my suggestions as you begin the journey through illness. Continue reading

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Patient Navigators – Who We Are and What We Do

Patient advocacy, or patient navigation, is gaining attention as an emerging profession, both in the media and in the popular lexicon, because it fills so many gaps in the current American health care system. This is especially true today as we continue implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is changing the landscape for consumers in how health care is delivered and paid for in this country. Continue reading

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Obamacare Insurance Exchanges Launch Today

The Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges launch today. Here is what you need to know about the insurance mandate, exchanges and subsidies. Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act Explained

The Affordable Care Act Explained by the team at Patient Navigator LLC. Topics include patient protections, insurance mandates and exchanges, Medicare and Medicaid. Take time to become an informed healthcare consumer. Continue reading

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Tongue-piercings: who knew they could help you get around?

A magnetic tongue stud and a series of magnetic sensors attached to a retainer in the mouth may someday allow paralyzed patients to use their tongue to pilot a motorized wheelchair, according to scientists at Georgia Tech. Continue reading

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Study documents adverse effects of pitocin on newborns

On May 7, 2013 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released its comments on the results of a study of the adverse effects of Pitocin on newborns. I can only hope that the doctors who routinely prescribe this drug for all their laboring moms actually pay attention, and try to practice evidence-based medicine.re we seriously only now looking at the potential adverse reaction for the babies? When a huge percentage of moms get induced and even more have their labor augmented with pitocin, shouldn’t we have looked at the effect on babies BEFORE we started using it routinely?

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Transportation Help After Medical Services

Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Medical Association have a new pocket guide for patient transportation options before or after a medical procedure. Continue reading

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Telemedicine via Skype

With healthcare costs skyrocketing, some physicians are getting creative to try to make care more affordable: they are seeing patients via Skype. Continue reading

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Becoming a Patient Navigator

Patient navigation and patient advocacy are dynamic and growing professions. This article explores the background and current landscape of patient navigation and advocacy. Continue reading

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