What do you do if family member is admitted to the hospital? How do you become more proactive when you are talking to doctors about your medical care – or of those you love? What do you ask when trying to hire a caregiver? On Wednesday, June 20th the JFCS Patient Partners Program will welcome Dr. Jamie Wells to present “How to Save Your Live and The Lives of Loved Ones: Becoming a Patient Advocacy Rock Star.”
Dr. Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP was named among America’s Top Physicians, is a Yale graduate, board certified, and award-winning pediatrician with over a decade of experience caring for patients. Dr. Wells, currently the Director of Medicine for the American Council on Science and Health can be found anywhere from the Big Apple to the White House, helping the public understand and participate in patient advocacy. “With a constant surge of competing profit centers fragmenting healthcare, more layers than ever are in place eroding the doctor-patient relationship. Hopefully, you will leave this talk understanding how this diminishes care quality while acquiring tools to optimize continuity, a proven factor in delivering better outcomes,” says Dr. Jamie Wells.
The event will take place at the Family Activity Center in the Katz JCC building, at 12 PM, and is a “lunch and learn.” Guests are asked to bring a dairy lunch. Refreshments and desserts will be provided. Free to attend, but registration is required by visiting www.jfcssnj.org/drjamie.
The JFCS Patient Partners Program is sponsored by the Saltzman Foundation, Community Foundation of south Jersey Aging Innovation Fund, and Area VII Physicians Review Organization, Inc./ HQSI.