patient empowerment

Are you loving yourself or abandoning yourself when you come to the doctor’s office? – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

As a doctor, people often reach out to me for assistance. Getting help from some one who is more expert in a particular area is excellent self care. I have noticed over the years, however, that some are seeking my help in self love and others in self abandonment. People who self abandon don’t engage …

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Who owns your “patient empowerment”? – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

The coming July 4th weekend brings to mind the topic of patient empowerment. When one reads about “patient empowerment” in the media, it often refers to technologies that make it easier for patients to directly contact the doctor or the health facility. It often refers to a texting app or a messaging portal. The idea …

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Money, “Yelp!” and health insurance fraud- Musings of an NYC dermatologist

After many years of practice, I am finding that money makes people “Yelp,” while the real issue is health insurance fraud. Money-related matters seem to be the biggest irritant for health care consumers these days.  Are you surprised?  Times are hard.  Notwithstanding, manifestations of the irritation seem to be finding their way, more and more, …

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