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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Patients Getting Outside Advice  (story about private patient advocates)
Arthritis Management
Patient Advocates for Hire
Signs Itís Time to Change Doctors
Bottom Line Health
4 Secrets to Avoiding a Misdiagnosis
US News & World Report
A Patient's Guide to Second Opinions
US News & World Report
Hospital of Yesterday: The Biggest Changes in Health Care
US News & World Report
10 Lessons from Empowered Patients: It's your body - your tests, your treatment
US News & World Report
Hospital Discharges - You've Been Discharged - Now What?
and 12 Questions to Ask Before Discharge

Navigating Medical Care - Patient Advocates Provide Care and Assistance for Those Who Need Help
Bottom Line Health
Unconventional Wisdom: 4 Secrets to Avoiding a Misdiagnosis
  Healthcare IT News
Connecting to Health via Social Media
  US News & World Report
Managing the Power Dynamic Between Doctors and Patients
  US News & World Report
Does Your Doctor Feel More Like a Medical Clerk?
  Long Island Business News
Feds supersede states on lab test results
Long Island Conference on Diagnostic Error Spotlights Need for Healthcare System Reform and Patient Empowerment
  Consumer Reports
How to turn your passion into a paycheck
  USA Today
Do you check online doctor ratings? 1 in 4 consumers do
Do You Need a Patient Advocate?
  Epoch Times
Is Your Illness Real or Imagined?
  Women's Health Network (Better Bones video)
Advice from Patient Advocate Trisha Torrey
  Examiner Politics
Relax. Obamacare won't bring beheadings to U.S.
  CNN Empowered Patient
Trusting her intuition led to two cancer misdiagnoses
  Times Union (Albany NY) Health Life
Patient Power (begins on page 32)
  MedPage Today (Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania)
Overdiagnosis, Pesky Patient Reviews, More
  In Good Health (Magazine)
Empowerment to the People
  Prevention Magazine (Australia)
The Rise of the Empowered Patient
  US News & World Report
How to Be an Empowered Patient
  CNY Central
Patient advocate says St. Joseph's organ harvesting case is 'so wrong on so many levels'
  Interview: Think, Talk, Laf Radio (Cincinnati)
Patient Advocates and Second Opinions
  US News & World Report
5 Tips for a Smooth Doctor's Visit
  Fox Business
Three Reasons to Stay Home When You're Sick
  Redbook Magazine (print only)
How to Score a Doctor's Appointment - Fast
  Nursing News - NurseZone.com
Keeping Patients and Visitors from Sharing Too Much
  Fox Business
How to Financially Prepare for a Long-Term Medical Treatment
  SeacoastOnline (Portsmouth, NH)
Patients Are Urged to Advocate for Themselves
  Physician's Practice
Physicians, Patients and the Internet (Tips for treating patients who search the Internet for health information)
Need a Terrific Doctor? (reprint of Health Magazine article below.)
  Health Magazine (March issue)
Need a Terrific Doctor? Here's how to find one you'll want to keep forever.
  Woman's Day Magazine (March issue, print only)
6 Things your patient advocate wants you to know (mentions AdvoConnection)
  USA Today
Book offers checklists for hospital patients
  USA Today
Refuse vaccines and risk dismissal by doctor, plus sidebar:  Find a new doctor!
The Best Time to Schedule a Doctor's Appointment
Surprise! Guess Who's Viewing Your "Confidential" Medical Records?
  Journal of Patient Safety and SafetyLeaders.com
The Partnership with Patients: a Call to Action for Leaders
  Dayton Daily News
Antioch Program Will Focus on Health Care Collaboration
  Fox Business
Self-Diagnosing Online: What You Need to Know
Would Your Doctor Pay for Wasted Time?
  Physician's Practice
Podcast:  Dealing with "Problem" Patients
EmpowHER Launches Special Resource Page for Women / National Women's Health Week
  In Good Health
On the Patient's Side (feature)
  Modern Healthcare
Empowering the Patient (Focused on the business of patient advocacy)
Six Steps to Finding the Right Doctor for You
Love, Marriage and Health Insurance
  Black Enterprise Magazine
Become an Empowered Patient
  Invisible Illness: 
Three part interview with Susan Bilheimer
Part I
Part II
Part III
  Getting Better Healthcare with Dr. Steve Feldman
(Web Talk Radio)
Protecting Patients' Health Information
The Inspire Q&A
  Woman's Day Magazine
The Importance of a Second Opinion
  Scientific American
The Rise of the Empowered Patient
  ABC (Australia)
How to Be An Empowered Patient
Empowering Patients - on KPCC, Public Radio for Southern California
  CNN - TV
Trisha and Elizabeth Cohen Chat About Elizabeth's book, The Empowered Patient
July - the Worst Month to Be Hospitalized
  O Magazine
Someone on Your Side, a new prescription for navigating the medical maze.
  USA Today
Your Health: Is a hospital visit in July bad for your well-being?
False Alarm Medical Tests
  Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.
Video from Health 2.0 Conference
  Women Speak Radio Show with Dr. Nancy
Amazing Women: Trisha Torrey
Podcast of show
  Fed Tech BisNow
Tech Takes on Sickness
  Troy (NY) Record
5 Questions for Trisha Torrey
  Bottom Line Health News
Medical Tests - No News Is Not Good
  US News and World Report
6 Ways for Teenagers to Take Control of Their Health
  Center for Connected Health
Take the Fear Out of Patient-Connected Health
  Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch:
What to do if your child's doctor is always late
Say What, Doc?  (When a doctor fires his patient.)
  Bottom Line Health:
Health Insurance Battles: Six Tricks that Work
  Syracuse Post Standard:
Empowering Patients
Blogger in the Spotlight - from NewsTex
  Bottom Line Health
Get a Great Deal from Your Doctor
  American Chronicle:
Healthcare Reform: A Summer Class in Manufacturing Uncertainty
  American Chronicle:
Hop up on the Table, Honey: Does Good Insurance Guarantee Good Healthcare?
  US News and World Report:
Crowd Sourcing Care: Getting Medical Advice on the Web from Other Patients
  Consumer Reports
Safe Patient Project Share's Trisha's Story
  Health Leaders' Media:
Educate Patients to Improve Both Patient and Physician Satisfaction
  Bottom Line Health:
Reducing Radiology Abuse
  No To Fakes:
Interview about Counterfeit Drugs
  Bottom Line Secrets:
Pre-Existing Conditions: Are You at Risk for Being Uninsurable?
  Sarasota Herald Tribune:
Become Your Own Advocate
How to Prevent Medical Identity Theft
  Patient Assistance: 
Providing resources for those who seek help paying for prescription drugs.
  Angie's List: 
Checking a Doctor's Board Certification
Torrey Named CNN's "Hero of Patient Empowerment"
  Bottom Line Health Secrets
Drugstore Medical Clinics Scorecard
  Trisha Quoted on NPR:
Choosing a Doctor in the Digital Age
  Trisha Torrey Launches as About.com's Expert in Patient Empowerment
  Torrey Quoted in Wall Street Journal, "Your Doctor's Business Ties Are Your Business, Too"
  CNN's Empowered Patient Tells Trisha's Misdiagnosis Story
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  Alzheimer's Patients Experience Clarity:  Do You have an Experience to Share?
  Announcing the Launch of the Patient to Patient and Media to Patient Matching Service
  Announcing the Launch of the DiagKNOWsis Doctor's Report Card
  Every Patient's Advocate Columns to Appear in Knoxville News Sentinel
  EPA Blog Moved to WordPress
Blog items from dates prior to January 2007 are available here.
  Torrey interviewed for FOX's Ask Dr. Manny
  HealthLink on Air Radio Launches;  Torrey to Host
  TIME Magazine prints Torrey letter

Announcing the Launch of the
DiagKNOWsis Doctor's Report Card

Patients now have access to a useful tool which will help them provide feedback about their experiences working with doctors and other healthcare providers.

The DiagKNOWsis Doctor's Report Card was developed to give patients a voice with their providers.  Whether they are satisfied -- even pleased -- with the care they have received, or they somehow think their experience could have been improved, patients are invited to use the report card to let their providers know.

Good doctors want input.  They understand that their continued good work depends on how well they relate and communicate with their patients. It is important for patients to let these doctors know how much they appreciate the good care they have received.

Other doctors, those who do not relate or communicate as well with patients, need fair feedback, whether they want it or not.  Awareness of their poor communications skills, poor patient service and/or ineffective treatment may be their first step toward improvement.

Everyone benefits from the use of this tool.  Patients benefit from improved methods for communicating with their providers.  Providers benefit because they can follow up on constructive criticism to improve their practices.

Use of the DiagKNOWsis Doctor's Report Card is free.  It is completely confidential since no information is collected digitally.  It can be accessed and used by patients as often as they would like at:


Every Patient's Advocate Columns to Appear in the Knoxville News Sentinel

Patients and their loved ones in Knoxville, Tennessee will find advice for navigating the dysfunctional American Healthcare system beginning this month in the bimonthly health section called WELL.  A link to the most current issue is here:  WELL

New Website Launched for Every Patient's Advocate

Trisha Torrey, Every Patient's Advocate announced today that a new website has been launched at EveryPatientsAdvocate.com.

Improvements over the old website were cited as the reason for the redesign.  Improved navigation, arrangement by topics, expanded audio capabilities, and better management of information can be found at the new website.


Trisha Torrey has been quoted by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, MSNBC, O Magazine and more.

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