One thing that is becoming more prevalent is healthcare consumers becoming more aware. The Internet has a wealth of information for consumers, and sorting through and making use of that information is how each of us can be more active in directing our own healthcare. Healthwatch MD put out a video on the concept of patient as part of the healthcare team. No longer is the team just the doctor and nurses, now it is everyone, doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy, therapists, family and patients, to name just a few. Take a few moments to watch Dr. Leigh Hamby, chief medical officer for Piedmont Healthcare, discuss this concept.
Remember, to be your own advocate!