In 1995, a vivacious grandmother found herself in the care of an old school doctor, who did not have the knowledge needed to treat her ovarian cancer. Instead of admitting his lack of expertise and referring her to an oncologist, he chose to do nothing. Two months later, this formerly lively and spirited grandmother succumbed to the disease.
Having learned from the unfortunate misjudgment on the part of her grandmother’s doctor, Jessica, chose to take an active role in her own medical treatment. She would use helpful websites such as Wellness and UCompareHealthcare to research her potential physicians and specialists. And much like Angelina Jolie recently announced, Jessica plans to get tested for genetic mutations that may mean she is a likely candidate for gynecological cancers. Jessica recently wrote a blog to further explain her story, and why she is taking charge of her care.
Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD of The Center for Innovative GYN Care, support women like Jessica who are becoming their own healthcare advocates. They encourage women to ask questions, research their doctor’s credentials and ask other patients about their experiences. They also post various informational blogs on sites such as Tumblr, and post to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. They are very dedicated to making sure their patients are very informed.
As Julie H. on Dr. Paul MacKoul’s review wrote on Wellness, “I was extremely impressed by Dr. MacKoul’s professionalism, patience and expertise. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure and risks involved.”
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