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I came across a very misleading article in Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/05/16/10-things-you-want-to-know-about-medical-malpractice/2/ 10 Things you want to know about medical malpractice. This is written by lawyers who want you to sue. Their advice builds a law suit during care. That is absolutely not the way to get the best care. That is a way to guarantee you get less care, age faster, are less well, but are more likely to get paid for your resulting lifelong disability that will result. Services are provided by people. Value people the care team and doctor to get the best care and value Build a relationship with your care team. That gets you better care and saves you money. Value the doctor as a friend. That builds in many in-kind, multi-generational benefits. Work with your social systems and community to support local doctors who are community and like minded and express a willingness to assume the old fashioned role of trusted, community, minded doctors instead of salaries, shift workers. Forget the lawyer, Invest in the doctor or care team; make sure the doctor/care team are your friend! You choose the doctor, the Senior Care Setting, and you ultimately have to live with the results. Sure you can sell your health, ie accept the doctor, insurance, or care setting that gives you a new doctor every few visits or you can invest in one doctor that you know, your friends know, and your community also supports to help him remain in private practice and off of the salary support of various institutions. Each person is partly to blame for their own lives and choices. Choosing your care team and doctor are your choice. Choosing the insurance is not choosing the doctor. If you choose the insurance you are choosing the doctor but very indirectly and not in any meaningful way. You don’t choose your wife, friends, or business partners that way. You choose based on mutual respect, trust, long track record of behaviors, going out of your way for each other, etc. If you value your doctor and accept seeing a different person every two days or two visits then each of those people or doctors will expect the same, only to see you twice. Just ask yourself how much do you trust a stranger who someone else assigns to your case and who you do not expect to see again and in turn that specialists or staffer does not expect to see you again? Food for thought. - “Needed” had a very broad definition. I hope you all start to see it is who you are getting in health care or any service industry that matters most. After you find a person you trust and who wants to trust you then you can discuss the many forms of compensation. Indeed, trust and enjoying helping each other is a dollar free benefit both people get which is why that is the only cost effective way to get more care, better care, as an individual, community or society. Share your comments, like if you agree, Click for The Best, Most Cost Effective, Assisted Living and Senior Care Alternatives. Tender Loving Care Senior Residence - http://tlcsr.com Or Tender Loving Care Senior Residence, Costa Brava - http://costabrava.tlcsr.com Dr Shawn McGivney Other search topics: Assisted Living, Senior Care, Home Care, Hospice Care, Residential Care, Senior Living, Nursing Home, Assisted Care, Continuity of Care, Elder Care, Adult Care, Las Vegas, Local, Call now, Visit us Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Memory Care Check out these cost effective Senior Care Setting.
HealthCare Blue Book - Does negotiating for the best price impact what you get in life, with your doctor, and Senior Care? We came across this interesting web site HealthCare Blue book and had these questions. www.healthcarebluebook.com Office Visit, New Patient, Level 5 Are you buying a tangible item like a car where the items are designed to be exactly the same or are you buying an individual service for yourself knowing that you are one of a kind and have many unique parts to your physical, emotional, social and financial self? Each 2014 Toyota Camry is made to be exactly the same and they strive for zero tolerance with six sigma efficiency and accuracy. Are you the same as anyone else? http://www.healthcarebluebook.com/page_Results.aspx?id=222&dataset=MD&g=Office Visit, New Patient, Level 5 We believe you are an individual and need to value relationships in all recurring services you are buying including hair dresser, CPA, family lawyer, and doctor. This web site seems to minimize the value of relationships, time, extra effort, and the many important human components to service which are earned through relationship building like trust, reliability, compassion and caring. Humans just can’t and don’t trust anyone on the first hand shake or as a new visit. Do you feel the defense the public defender gives a poor criminal is generally the same as the defense a rich person gets from his highly paid legal team including the lawyer, private investigators, and ancillary staff? Medicine has morphed into valuing your chart more than your feelings which are dangerous. We believe this type of web site to some degree promotes that. Comment below to share your thought. We had these questions. (Comment below to share your questions) Are you really negotiating with the doctor himself, the person who is personally guaranteeing their work, to take your calls at night, or are you negotiating with a multi-level business structure designed as a series of shell companies to reduce liability if something goes wrong? How does your doctor affect your private pay senior care choices if at all? What do they mean when all providers in the hospital, nursing home, Assisted Living say “ask your doctor” or your doctor ordered it? Do you feel like “your doctor” is your friend? Our favorite quote. “If you treat the disease you win or lose but if you treat the person you win no matter what the outcome? “ What does the last part mean to you? Comment below. How do you negotiate when the value of a visit for a complex, older patient, with multiple needs is $373? Look at the fair market price for a doctor’s visit – $373. Then look at your Medicare eob and see the visit is $100 – 150. How can you pay the doctor more? Good news you can build a working, extended, family and community relationship with one. Doctors still value helping people, being valued and respected more than money in most cases if you take the time to do the required relationship building. Why are doctors leaving medicine so quickly? Share your thoughts with us. Like this and share this to help all better value the relationships in their lives. Good news! You can get more caring if you bundle! Just like in a buffet you get a lot of food for the same price. In the buffet they usually have other things around as value added to you and profit added to the provider. For example the casino buffet provides a great buffet and the drinks for $10-12 and you don’t have to gamble but can if you want to. If you value continuity of care and the individuals in your care team you can also get extra in-kind services. The family, caregivers and doctor might do more; visit you in other care settings if they knew you, your social system, and community. Indeed, that is how it used to be. The doctor was more than an employee and was compensated with respect, value by the patient and the patient’s social system. The doctor often took care of multiple generations in one family. That loss of continuity of care, relationship building between individual patients and families and their doctors, has resulted in loss of value for the global, national, and individual health care dollars. Imagine is you, your family, extended social circles grouped together to help a local doctor remain in private practice and off the employee roster of the insurance company? How would that affect your duty to the doctor and his duty and expectations to you and your community? That is what we hope to discuss here. Dr Shawn McGivney Click for The Best, Most Cost Effective, Assisted Living and Senior Care Alternatives. Tender Loving Care Senior Residence - http://tlcsr.com Or Tender Loving Care Senior Residence, Costa Brava - http://costabrava.tlcsr.com Other Search topics: Assisted Living, Senior Care, Home Care, Hospice Care, Residential Care, Senior Living, Nursing Home, Assisted Care, Continuity of Care, Elder Care, Adult Care, Las Vegas, Local, Call now, Visit us