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Taking charge of your medical care

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Health care as a team sport? That’s how it should be, says patient advocate Martine Ehrenclou.

Your doctors are part of the team that keeps you healthy, and to play the game effectively you need expert coaching – which you’ll find in Ehrenclou’s new book, “The Take-Charge Patient.” Taking charge of your medical care means being your own patient advocate: finding the right doctors and communicating with them effectively, knowing the ropes on how to navigate your insurance policy, find more affordable care, and prevent medication mistakes.

Being skilled -- or at least informed – in these areas turns you from a medical victim to a “take-charge patient.”


Martine Ehrenclou, author of The Take-Charge Patient: How YOU Can Get the Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press); award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. Her previous books include Critical Conditions: The Essential Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive.