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What’s the Difference between a Physician and a Nurse Practitioner?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 16, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in self-advocacy, preparing for your doctor's appointment, ER

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For a moment, I would like you to imagine yourself in the following situation.

You are in the exam room for your diabetic check-up, expecting to see a familiar face. But instead of your primary care physician, a stranger walks in.  This individual is not a physician but is a nurse practitioner (NP). Do you know the difference between the two?

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Preparing for Hospitalization During the COVID Pandemic

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in preparing for your doctor's appointment, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Hospital

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Thanks to Advoconnection for posting my article on how to prepare for the hospital, especially during the COVID pandemic. There are specific steps you can take TODAY to prepare.

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CONSIDERATIONS: REGULAR, ON-GOING MEDICAL CARE DURING COVID19 PANDEMIC

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2020 6:29:31 PM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in self-advocacy, preparing for your doctor's appointment, elderly illness, Medicare, technology, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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Using Technology to Help with Medical Emergencies

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 8:01:00 AM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in preparing for your doctor's appointment, ER, technology

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It's generally recommended that everyone with significant medical problems wear a medical ID bracelet. Unfortunately, these are limited to a few lines of information and many people need to communicate more critical information than a line allows. How can you utilize your phone for important health information?

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Ten Ways to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor's Office

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in self-advocacy, preparing for your doctor's appointment

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