Terri shares her nightmare experience navigating through the healthcare system to get to diagnosis and treatment for her daughter and talks with Jacqueline about how to be good health advocate and the ways in which changes need to be made at a systemic level.
Terri talks about the onerous journey in trying to get to resolution for her daughter’s daily pain and the navigation through the fragmented health system and signing up for MDVIP to pay for concierge healthcare
Terri shares the stories and statistics around how the healthcare system is failing women through underdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis
Jacqueline and Terri talked about how we women know our own bodies and doctors need to listen to us
Terri emphasizes the need to investor more dollars into women’s health, diagnostics, and treatments
Terri and Jacqueline talk about how you can advocate for your own health and for the health of your loved ones
Terri talks about the lack of visibility into all the medical records for herself and for her kids as Terri can’t see the doctor’s notes
Terri and Jacqueline discuss how you can be an advocate for your own health or the health of your loved ones
Terri shares recommendations for changes as suggested by Maya Dusenbery in Doing Harm
Terri’s Key Takeaway
Terri has come to believe that the journey with her daughter is a sign from the universe (along with her professional experience) that she needs to take a greater role in advocating for better healthcare for women.
References in the Podcast
Dr. Bev Joyce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverly-joyce-md-84292475/
Hemalee Patel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drhemalee/
Doing Harm: https://www.mayadusenbery.com/book
Tilted Lean In Podcast with Serena Willams: https://leanin.org/podcast-episodes/why-women-get-overlooked-in-healthcare-with-serena-williams
Advocating for Your Health: https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead/advocating-for-your-health-5051753fd4d
Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.
You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium: https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.
Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.
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