Why I joined

 

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Meredith Gould: Why Go Public Now About My Fibro?

Guest blogger Meredith Gould is on Twitter as @meredithgould and @HealthFaith. Over a year ago, I agreed to write about my personal experience with fibromyalgia for a new health and wellness site. The piece wasn’t going to be published for a while and although I was comfy with what I’d written, I was in no […]

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Jackie Fox: Why I Joined the Society for Participatory Medicine

This is an unusual contribution in our series Why I Joined. As we’ve observed (August 2008, February 2009, February 2011) that language can be important in social movements, because as words change their meaning, messages can get crossed, and what a speaker meant may not be what others hear. In the story presented here, the language of […]

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Why Victor Montori joined the Society for Participatory Medicine

Next in our “Why I Joined” series is Victor Montori, MD of the Mayo Clinic. My wife and I met him in May; he’s high energy, with boundless optimism. And as you’ll see, he feels very strongly about patients being at the center of healthcare. The civil rights movement has not finished its job.  In […]

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Why Mark Boguski joined the Society for Participatory Medicine

Next in our series, Mark Boguski, MD, PhD is both a personal and a corporate member, as co-founder with Dr. Alan Littleford of ResoundingHealth. If you’d like to submit your own reason, write to me. (This is not an “invitation only” series – that wouldn’t be like us! When a member submits, we put it […]

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Why Kent Bottles, MD joined the Society for Participatory Medicine

Yesterday’s post “Why Gary Schwitzer joined” sparked a lot of discussion, online and off. Why not turn it into a series?? The next to submit is Kent Bottles MD, president of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). He’s deep, as his blog posts suggest, and patient-oriented; he’s the farthest thing from paternalism you could […]

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Why Gary Schwitzer joined the Society for Participatory Medicine

Correction: the email address for volunteering has been updated to volunteer@participatorymedicine.org We’ve written many times about Gary Schwitzer and the excellent work he does at Health News Review. Last December I said reading health news carefully is a vital e-patient skill, and “Health News Review is easily the best website around.” Gary just joined the […]

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