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A Tale of Two ePatients

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Dr. Val Jones explains how the Internet can empower or mislead via 2 true stories presented in Limerick. This presentation was originally prepared for the ePatient Connections conference in Philadelphia, October 27, 2009.

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A Tale of Two ePatients

  1. 1. A Tale of Two ePatients<br />Based Upon True Stories<br />By Val Jones, MD<br />
  2. 2. Megan…<br />2<br />Counting her sheep…<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Megan…<br />The prognosis is terribly poor…<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Megan…<br />She became an ePatient right then…<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Megan…<br />And planned for a cure of her cancer…<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Megan…<br />Walking whether ‘twas sunny or breezy…<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Megan…<br />Presented in really good humor…<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />Megan…<br />No evidence of a win…<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Megan…<br />We’re sure to detect a dose-response repeatedly…<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Megan…<br />Admitting she’d saved her own keister…<br />
  11. 11. Julie…<br />11<br />I guess I must have a bug bite…<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Julie…<br />Worried something was wrong with her heart…<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />Julie…<br />Calm down her chest pain with wine…<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Julie…<br />Some ideas instead…<br />Kim, Kyle, & Ken<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />Julie…<br />Breathe without moving an inch…<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />Julie…<br />Heck no, don’t go there!<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />Julie…<br />The oncologist looked on aghast…<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />Julie…<br />You can’t fix this tumor for me?<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />Julie…<br />Consider the source…<br />VS.<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />Meganis a colon cancer survivor, and has been cancer-free for 3 years<br />Juliedied of metastatic breast cancer 6 weeks after her visit with the oncologist<br />
  21. 21. 21<br />THE ENDwww.getbetterhealth.com<br />

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