Whipping out your credit card should not be the first instinct when it comes to medical bills. For one, paying with a card exposes you to interest rate issues on the card and can result in a lower credit score if you carry the debt for a long time.
Unfortunately, when patients and doctors don’t speak the same language, patients face incredible difficulty understanding treatments. This results in more healthcare resources being used than required due to more readmissions, more testing, and more extended periods of hospital stays.
Despite advancements in science and medicine, under 5% of known rare diseases have FDA-approved treatments. For the rest, the reality is that some will have to get palliative care while others will just treat the symptoms to get the disease to remission.
For those of us playing a different sport of reforming, changing healthcare, and making sure that we do a better job at taking care of people, those people can be reached with a message of, including researchers.
In some places there are no providers we work with a lot of youth gender clinics, working with transgender youths and a lot of times we hear of families having to travel hundreds of miles to go to a clinic
We are committed to ensuring that black and brown communities and people that are chronically ill from all socioeconomic status are treated with dignity and respect in their healthcare encounters.