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Patient Safety

The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

“I’d like a second opinion.” That’s all there is to it. It’s not that difficult to say. But it’s important to consider a second opinion. It’s when another healthcare provider reviews your medical records to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. This second opinion may be the same as the initial one,...
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The Frequency and Costs of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

About  half of physicians in the United States have been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit, and just over 50% of those doctors have been defendants multiple times. That’s what research shows from a 2023 Medscape report. Patients most frequently sue general surgeons, OB/GYNS, and orthopedic surgeons. About a third (31%) of physicians pay...
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How to Avoid Being the Victim to Hospital Mistakes

The Joint Commission, the body that accredits hospitals, reports that wrong-site, wrong-side, and wrong-patient procedures happen at least 40 times each week in the United States. Performing a procedure on the wrong side of a patient's body, performing the wrong procedure, or performing the correct procedure on the wrong patient are some of the...
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July 13, 2023

What is a Patient Advocate and How Do They Help Patients?

A patient advocate can be a great help when you don’t understand your medical condition or what doctors are telling you. They also can help you address insurance coverage questions and a variety of other concerns. What is a Patient Advocate? A patient advocate is an individual who helps steer a patient through the...
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Tips for Choosing a Great Doctor or Surgeon

When you’re talking about your health, you want to find the best care available. Choosing the right doctor or surgeon is critical. Fortunately, there’s plenty of information on doctors and surgeons within your grasp. Let’s look at the ways you can easily investigate potential physicians in Michigan and nationwide. Check the Physician’s State Credentials...
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