Patient Empowerment 101: More than a book, it's an adventure!
As an internal medicine physician, I’ve cared for tens of thousands of patients. One of my greatest pleasures has been empowering people with information that can help them thrive, whether or not they have a chronic illness. You don’t need a medical background to be an effective partner in your medical care. America’s paternalistic healthcare system must change. Everyone needs to be taught the basic skills to position himself in his rightful place, at the center of his healthcare team. That is my mission, and I enthusiastically embrace it.