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Episode 59 | 8 ways to advocate for your health

8 ways to advocate for your health

In this episode, I dive into the importance of self-advocacy as it pertains to our health and well-being. I don’t know about you, but have you ever felt dismissed by a doctor or totally overlooked by a healthcare provider?

I’m sharing personal stories and frustrations and highlighting the importance of advocating for yourself and your loved ones. From misdiagnoses to overlooked details, mistakes happen, but hopefully after this episode you’ll have some practical tools to help you assert yourself confidently when it comes to your health. You’ll learn valuable tips for effective communication, seeking second opinions, educating yourself, tracking symptoms, understanding healthcare coverage, and accessing community resources. Don’t miss this empowering episode on taking control of your health journey.

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Here’s a glance at this episode…

 [00:58] Doctor dismissals and self-advocacy

[02:21] Importance of checking medical records

[04:10] Advocating for an accurate diagnosis

[07:16] Seeking second opinions

[11:16] Advocacy despite dismissive medical experiences

[12:43] Overlooked health issues and their consequences

[14:15] Examples of dismissive ER experiences

[16:11] Acknowledging mistakes in healthcare

[19:31] Tips for effective communication

[21:06] The role of self-education

[22:36] Importance of documenting symptoms

[24:09] Understanding healthcare coverage tips

[25:07] Seeking community support options

[27:00] Encouragement for health advocacy

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Links mentioned in this episode:

More Information on Government Benefits and Health Insurance

Learn More about Charity Care and/or Financial Assistance with Hospital Bills

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