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Is Your Doctor On Probation?

Is Your Doctor On Probation?

Is your doctor on PROBATION?

Well, there is NO WAY for you to know. In the state of California they do not have to inform you – no matter how restrictive the probation! My fellow advocates at the California Safe Patient Network and I, feel there is something VERY WRONG with that. We hope you do too! Read the rest of this entry »

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A Whole lot of NOTHIN’

A Whole lot of NOTHIN’

Doctors with bad records show up as PERFECT on the Medical Board website.  Worst yet, it’s MANDATED BY LAW!  Read the rest of this entry »

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NPSF Guest Blog for Minority Health Month

NPSF Guest Blog for Minority Health Month

Thank you to the National Patient Safety Foundation  and the Partnership for Patients for inviting me to write a Guest Blog during National Minority Health Month.  It was an honor to help bring awareness to health disparities and create a dialogue on solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

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ac•tiv•ism: the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change

ac•tiv•ism: the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change

Some time ago, a question was posed to me and several people who had lost family members to various types of medical harm: “What do you prefer to be called – Patient Advocates or Patient Activists?”  My immediate response was that I am an Advocate. I am a Survivor who cares for patients, educates and supports them through awareness. I really did not think of myself as an Activist. I hate politics and somewhere my brain connected those two terms together in a negative way.  But the more I pondered the question;

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