Episode 7

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Show Date:
Monday, June 28, 2010
Title:
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Healthcare You Deserve)
Description:
The healthcare system can be difficult to navigate, especially when someone is faced with a serious illness. Patients want and deserve the best possible healthcare available - but how do they assure they are receiving timely and quality medical treatment for the right cost? Our guest this week, Trisha Torrey, is an impassioned patient advocate. Trisha has dedicated herself to helping others improve their healthcare after suffering the consequences and challenges of a life-threatening misdiagnosis. Trisha’s first book, “You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve)” was published late last year. She also has a website, AdvoConnection, to help connect patient and patient advocates. Don’t miss this show - make sure you know how to get the healthcare you deserve.
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Trisha Torrey
"Every Patient's Advocate", Patient Empowerment Guide, newspaper columnist, author, blogger, speaker and radio show host

Trisha TorreyIn 2004, Trisha Torrey was diagnosed with a rare, fatal cancer and told she had only months to live. But her intuition told her otherwise, and eventually she proved she had been misdiagnosed. She had no cancer at all. Since she believes everything happens for a reason, Trisha, a former teacher and marketing consultant, changed careers to begin teaching others to advocate for themselves, too. Today, Trisha is known as Every Patient’s Advocate. She is a newspaper columnist, radio talk show host, About.com’s expert in patient empowerment, and a national speaker who teaches patients how to navigate the dysfunctional health care system. She is the author of You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve), and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, US News and World Report, and other media.

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You can learn more information regarding Trisha Torrey and The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them and Get the Healthcare You Deserve) at her following websites: