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My Healthcare Wish List (I can dream, right?)

The Doctor-Patient Relationship

  1. At my quarterly endo appointment, I see my actual endocrinologist.
  2. The appointment is scheduled for at least 30 minutes, allowing for thorough discussion and relationship building.
  3. My endocrinologist knows me as a person, and understands my health goals. We co-develop strategies to improve and maintain my health.
  4. All labs and appointments are designed in service to human beings – patients and doctors – rather than in service to the health insurance industry.

The Health and Wellness Center (formerly “Medical Center”)

  1. What used to be known as a "Medical Center" is now called a “Health and Wellness Center” (like this one), reflecting a emphasis on health rather than medicine.
  2. The Health and Wellness Center houses:
    • my primary care doctor's office
    • a gym
    • a nutritionist / dietician / Certified Diabetes Educator
    • a massage therapist
    • a café serving fresh, healthful food (with nutrition info)
  3. The Health and Wellness Center is located near my home so I can walk or bike to it.

Integrated Technology

  1. My BG monitor and insulin pump seamlessly communicate with each other.
  2. I maintain my own Electronic Health Record (EHR) which pulls in information from all my doctor(s).

Insurance Companies

  1. Insurance companies have no place in the perfect world I envision.

This post was written for Diabetes Blog Week.
Today's Prompt:
How would you improve or change your healthcare experience? 

For more perspectives on this topic, click here.

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