Be a Patientzilla


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Get the Quality, Cost-Effective Health Care You Want, Need, and Deserve How Smart Healthcare Consumers Navigate the Healthcare System

Did you know that preventable medical errors while hospitalized are the fourth leading cause of death in this country?

That there are more than 30 prescription medications you shouldn’t take if you’re 65 or older?

That you probably don’t need that expensive test?

That your opinion today about the quality of care you receive matters more than ever, accounting for a third of the reimbursement your healthcare provider receives?

No? Then it’s time to unearth the answers and register for this Patientzilla workshop. It just may be the most important 90 minutes you spend in your life. Because it could save your life.

During this workshop, you will learn …

  • How to get your doctor to sloooowwww down and listen to you
  • How to be your own health advocate – or someone else’s
  • How to stay safe in the hospital
  • How to make your electronic health record work for you
  • How to save money on your health care
  • How to walk out of a medical office understanding what your doctor said to you
  • What questions to ask about medications, surgery, tests and other procedures
  • How to compare hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, home health agencies and other healthcare providers the same way you can compare televisions
  • How to find out how much something costs before you hand over your insurance and credit cards

Isn’t it time to get the quality, cost-effective health care you want, need and deserve?

Register now! The cost is miniscule compared to what most of us pay these days for our health care — just $39. Yet the benefits are incalculable.

But hurry! Space is limited.

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 1-2:30 pm
Where: James City CountyLibrary, 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
How much: $39

About the Presenter:
Debra Gordon, MS, is president of GordonSquared, Inc., a healthcare communications company based in Williamsburg, Va. She has been covering the healthcare system and writing and communicating about medicine and health care for more than 20 years. She is passionate about empowering consumers to get better care.Debra is an in-demand speaker on a variety of healthcare-care related topics for national and local audiences. She taught classes through Christopher Wren on the healthcare system, and has spoken to numerous local organizations, including the Kiwanis Club and Rotary chapters.Debra received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia, and her master’s in biomedical writing from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.


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