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Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making
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Your medical mind & the Healthcare Decision Making

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Enabling patients to take a better Healthcare Decision. Medical Shared Decision Making for Medical Treatments & Surgeries. Visit www.surgerica.com

Enabling patients to take a better Healthcare Decision. Medical Shared Decision Making for Medical Treatments & Surgeries. Visit www.surgerica.com

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  • 1. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 2. The most important trait that separates an empowered patient from one who is not empowered is the role of active participant, as a fully participating partner on the healthcare team. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 3. So who is Active Participant ? Active participants are those patients who realize that when they begin to experience symptoms, or at the point where they recognize that something in their body isn’t functioning correctly, it’s time for them to actively seek answers and solutions in collaboration with other members of their healthcare team. To be an empowered patient, you must recognize yourself as the hub of the healthcare wheel. Each other participant is positioned at the end of a spoke, allowing them to work directly with you, and in concert with the other team members found at the other spokes. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 4. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 5. The first member is your Doctor The Doctor and their staff of assistants are the first and most important resources you, the empowered patient, will have. Working in collaboration with your doctor, perhaps a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner, the nurses and others in the doctor’s office will provide you with much of the information you need to make informed decision-making. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 6. The next member is other Patients Other Patients may also be valuable to you. Empowered patients realize that sometimes the most useful information they can get will come from others who suffer from or deal with the same disease or condition they do. Other patients may help by sharing information about doctors and other providers, to providing advice for relieving side effects. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 7. The third member is Insurance Co. An Insurance Provider can assist you when the bills come in, and can advise you on other aspects of care, for example, whether or not you’ll have to pay out of pocket for additional opinions about your diagnosis. An empowered patient keeps track of healthcare expenses and sometimes needs at least a customer service representative from his insurance company on his side. You won’t often find medical advice from insurance companies, but you may find other, more practical advice about costs and coverage. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com
  • 8. The most important member is The Most Important Member Don’t forget that you, the patient, are the most important member of your own healthcare decision making team. It is your right and your responsibility to participate fully in decisionmaking regarding your care. You are the one who knows your body better than anyone else does. Enabling Patients www.surgerica.com You
  • 9. BY .com A Price & Quality Discovery Platform for Treatments / Surgeries www.surgerica.com

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