Friday, April 24, 2009

Reblog: Why You Need To Demand Proper Medical Treatment

Excellent patient advocacy article written by Ben Munoz, my partner in Ben's Friends, a network of patient to patient support sites. For more on the networks, check out , , and

My favorite quote from his article:

"I had a emergency room physician, my family practioner, and my own neurosurgeon tell me I had the flu or a GI problem. Only my neurologist correctly diagnosed and treated me.

The truth is that although doctors are highly trained and very caring, they are overwhelmed by those needing attention. While I empathize with their lack of time, if you want proper treatment, you need to be the squeaky wheel who get the grease."