Navigation Links
New Website Offers Free Tool Designed to Help Patients Speak Up
Date:9/21/2009

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country continues to grapple with the future of the health care system, a new website launched today offers a free tool for individuals to improve dialogue with their health care providers and empower those intimidated by medical offices. Help Your Doctor Know You(SM) worksheets were designed for the millions who get anxious when visiting new doctors or undergoing medical tests, or who just don't want to get lost in the shuffle of an increasingly vast, complex health care system.

Many patients have a hard time sharing important personal information with healthcare providers. Stephanie Hammer-Krabbe, a professional Chicago-based marketer inspired by her own communication problems with healthcare providers, invented Help Your Doctor Know You(SM) worksheets as a practical, easy-to-use tool for others like her.

A nervous patient, Hammer-Krabbe was habitually intimidated when speaking with new, unfamiliar doctors, nurses and technicians -- often needing to jot down notes just to remember what she wanted to say. Instead of reinventing the wheel every time she visited a new office, Hammer-Krabbe decided to create a reusable form to help her introduce herself. Based on the positive feedback she received, she set out to develop a standardized version to share with others. Now she is offering a series of worksheets free of charge to improve the lines of communication between patients and healthcare professionals. The worksheets -- including versions for children and caretakers -- are available at www.helpyourdoctorknowyou.com.

Said Hammer-Krabbe: "Meeting new doctors and nurses can be daunting even for healthy patients, and having a structured approach can be empowering. If someone is facing a medical crisis, this tool can help reduce fear and address one cumbersome aspect of meeting a stream of specialists."

Busy healthcare providers may gain insight into a patient, including learning more about his or her personality and lifestyle, which can affect care decisions. Providers may also consult worksheets in patient files to jog their memories before appointments, enabling them to offer a more personal touch to patient care.

For more information, contact info@helpyourdoctorknowyou.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Help Your Doctor Know You, LLC
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nuvilex, Inc. Announces That Reme-Flu(TM) Will Be Available For Sale On Top-Rated Internet Website
2. Veterinarian Group Launches New Website to Help Pet Owners With Medical Advice and the Best Vet-Approved Products
3. New Walking Program Website Inspires Americans to Step Out and Step Up to Better Health
4. Columbia, South Carolina Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon Gives his Website a State-of-the-Art Lift
5. Bupa International Website Turns Spotlight on Health
6. Fairfield, New Jersey Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Launches State-of-the-art New Website
7. Study Finds Divorce is Bad for Health, Divorce Records Website Comments
8. Upsher-Smith Launches New Website for Divigel(R), a Bioidentical and FDA-Approved Hormone Therapy for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes, Including Night Sweats, Associated with Menopause
9. Hair Loss Website Launches Program for Children
10. Managing Myeloma Website Launches an Interactive Forum for Oncology Nurses, Wins 2009 Gold Hermes Creative Award for Site Overall
11. New Website Offers the Behavioral Healthcare Industry Its Own Robust News, Community and Resources Site
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ProVest ... the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive ... rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several health ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of ... of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early ... in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, ... in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program ... investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as ... disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: