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Patient Empowerment involves active participation by the patient working in partnership with a healthcare team to receive the best care.

Patient empowerment begins with leaning about one’s own illness or condition, and participating in treatment decisions. It continues as a process, first by keeping a full and comprehensive record of one’s own medical history. Diagnosis, treatments, and medications are tracked by the patient, as well as symptoms and treatment side effects.

Through the process of patient empowerment, patients openly communicate with their healthcare team, contributing to the whole picture and individualizing care. In doing so, physicians are encouraged and enabled to provide optimal care in partnership with their patients.

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Hi, I'm Violet P H.
I had a Lymph removed from under my right arm. No swelling in my arm, but my right breast was very achey for a few days or so. I contribute that to the aerobic exercise with arms lift, and jumpin...
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Hi, I'm Michelle M O.
I have osteoporosis and I did so zomeda about a year and I was scared that it would affect my kidney so my doctor change to another medication which it kind of gives me flu like symptoms after my s...
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I was diagnosed October 2016 with stage 4 melanoma, did 4 treatments of keytruda and opdivo, followed by opdivo which I still get every 2 weeks. Side effects are being offset by daily steroid. I ha...
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Hi, I'm CYNTHIA S.
Acupuncture also helps with a lot of these pains. The acupuncturist I went to gave me different exercises than the PT and all seemed to help tremendously. Warm compresses (and warm shower spray dir...
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Hi, I'm Betti
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Hi, I'm Alee
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