Patients Have Power!

About 75% of the patients who are living with autoimmune diseases are women. Some studies show that women are unfortunately not always believed by physicians that they are in pain.

Six Hips and Counting; A Patient Story

I love my hospital but it’s not perfect because no system is and I think for patients with chronic illnesses in the biggest places that the health systems fail us is by being so sort of like locked into lab reports and that’s life and die by the lab report.

The Itch to Beat Psoriasis; A Patient Story

There are fewer Asians out there and people who are minorities who are advocating. I go to conferences to advocate–with other advocates or psoriasis conferences and there are few Asians

Barriers and Challenges for Women’s Health and Social Needs; A USOW2018 Event Takeaways

Monty was in a precarious mental state, he was diagnosed with schizoaffective and bipolar disorder while in jail. And while he was being transported after a psychiatric evaluation he was beaten by four or five deputies

Empathy, a Critical Ingredient for Patient-Clinician Encounters

There’s so much room for the disparity, and it’s a tremendous ask of doctors and nurses in there wanting counter to try to overcome that huge societal weight of disparities.

Life as a Double Lung Transplant Survivor: A Cystic Fibrosis Patient Story

When I aged out of their insurance, I had to focus on getting a good job, getting something that I could support myself, and getting the insurance to pay for those medications.