It is not easy to be a "proactive patient." When we need to be the most proactive it is usually at a time when we are most vulnerable: hearing a serious diagnosis for the first time, during a hospitalization, trying to figure out the "best" treatment/procedure, when we are confused and overwhelmed. It is extremely rewarding for me to help others feel grounded and gain a sense of control for themselves during these times. I am pleased to see more articles and stories in the main stream press related to advocating within the healthcare system and becoming an educated health consumer.
I am excited to see the interest in articles shared on the Health Navigation of CNY Facebook page.