Over the years, I have effectively advocated for my own medical needs and advised others about how to do so. However, about a week ago, I became a newbie all over again -- in the arena of advocating for my daughter's medical needs. My daughter, Ari, and I had a less-than-stellar appointment with a pediatrician who, ironically, has a reputation as … Continue reading the story "I Just Fired My Baby’s First Pediatrician"
In a previous blog, I mentioned that I would share my know-how of hiring and firing doctors. Long before "the Donald" made "You're Fired!" the catch-phrase of the millenium, hiring and firing people was and is a part of doing business.But despite all the sweet business deals to be had, there's no business more important than the hiring and firing … Continue reading the story "“You’re Fired!”"
We are able to say “no” to our children, teenagers, relatives, friends, and significant others. So why is it so difficult to say "no" to doctors? Society is groomed to say “yes” to authority figures – particularly doctors. Maybe it's because we are inundated with TV shows and all kinds of medi-dramas that place doctors smack in the middle of a … Continue reading the story "Say ‘No’ to Thugs"
In a previous blog, I covered Litmus tests for how to assess whether a doctor is right for you. Here, in a nutshell, are the top five things to keep in mind when considering a doctor -- from gateway doctor (primary care physician/internist/family doctor) to specialist:1. Bring a notebook to your first appointment with questions written in advance. Leave ample space … Continue reading the story "Top Five Quick Tips on Choosing Doctors"