My Opinion On 2nd Opinions
Be proactive. Ask questions. Understand the diagnosis. And be ready to ask for second opinions.
How To Window-Shop For Healthcare
Ratings help us all make smarter choices. Ratings give us confidence. And knowing how clinics rate is a good starting point that gets us closer to the ultimate goal: finding the right primary care doctor.
3 Ways To Save On Drugs
Generic drugs are no longer the universal, affordable alternative. Over 50% of generics rose in price during the last two years. In fact, price increases up to 1,000% make some generics more expensive than some brand drugs.
2 Very Costly Words: Infection Rates
When I think about cost, I think of the money in your wallet and your quality of life. Infection rates drain both.
Caring About Quality And Cost Leads To Better Care
If you’re going to have surgery done, wouldn’t you want to know what the chance of getting an infection is before you go in?
The Sandwich Generation
Meet Ellen. She’s in her 50s and married, with one son away at college. While her husband Joe is at work, Ellen cares for her live-in Mom who has dementia. When Joe gets home from work they trade places. Except for a couple weekly visits from an occupational therapist, Ellen and Joe are responsible for Mom’s care every day.