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EP 997B - The Art of Getting a Good Second Opinion

Summary:

A recent Mayo Clinic study found that 88% of the patients who came to the clinic for a second opinion learned that their diagnosis had been changed or moderately altered.

 

Air Date: 6/23/20
Duration: 24:08
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: R. Ruth Linden

R. Ruth Linden is the President and Founder of Tree of Life Health Advocates. She helps clients with serious illness to navigate the healthcare system and access the best possible care. Dr. Linden has expertise in breast cancer, bioethics, clinical trials, and the end of life. She also works with adults with complex illnesses—individuals with multiple, chronic conditions who have been failed by the healthcare system.

 Dr. Linden holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University and a Certificate in Patient Advocacy from UCLA. She is widely quoted in the press and is the prize-winning author of one of the first books about women Holocaust survivors, Making Stories, Making Selves: Feminist Reflections on the Holocaust (Ohio State University Press, 1993).

My life’s work...
is taking a stand on behalf of those our healthcare system has failed. I founded Tree of Life Health Advocates to always be at my clients’ side when they need help most. I’m a health advocate trained as a medical sociologist, bioethicist, and health policy analyst. An expert on breast cancer, long-term care, clinical trials, and the end of life, I hold a Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University and a certificate in patient advocacy from UCLA. I believe that you shouldn’t have to face unexpected healthcare problems alone.

EP 997B - The Art of Getting a Good Second Opinion

 A recent Mayo Clinic study found that 88% of the patients who came to the clinic for a second opinion learned that their diagnosis had been changed or moderately altered.

Of course, we all want to put all of our trust in our doctors, but sometimes a second opinion is necessary. To help us navigate the awkward experience of seeking out another doctor, and taking control of our medical care is R. Ruth Linden - President of Tree of Life Health Advocates in San Francisco.

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