Tag Archive | "doctors"

Pandemic

Pandemic: Avoiding Care Could Mean Life Or Death

These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She’s a bladder cancer patient who broke her wrist in November.

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Medicare

Medicare: When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Patients

Pneumonia. Heart problems. High cholesterol. Betsy Carrier, 71, and her husband, Don Resnikoff, 79, relied on their primary care doctor in Montgomery County, Maryland, for help managing their ailments.

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Unfair Medicare Reimbursements Threaten Care

It costs more to care for patients who are frail, have dementia, are depressed or poor.

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The Trust Older Patients Place In Doctors Can Compromise Care

Placing trust in doctors to advocate for their medical care, older adults rarely ask for referrals to specialists, specific prescriptions, express concerns or follow-up after medical visits.

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Why Doctors Don’t Pay Attention To Home Health Care Plans

Physicians charged with approving treatment plans for skilled home health care often spend no more than a minute reviewing the plans, a study of U.S. doctors suggests. 

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Older Americans Don’t Get Enough Help From Doctors & Pharmacists on Drug Costs

The majority of Americans age 50 and older take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new poll finds.

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