Going to the doctor’s office can feel routine. You sit in the waiting room, fill out the paperwork, get measured and hop onto the exam table. But medical appointments for patients with disabilities require navigating a tricky obstacle course, full of impediments that leave them feeling awkward and could result in substandard care. Despite laws that require ramps and wider doors for access, many health care providers don’t have scales that can accommodate wheelchairs, or adjustable exam tables for patients who can’t get up on one by themselves. Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, said she went 20 years without properly being weighed. This can result in treatment plans, and even prescriptions, based on educated guesses rather than exact information, she said. The Affordable Care Act was set to update standards for accessible medical treatment within the Americans with Disabilities Act … [Read more...] about Trump rollback of disability rules can make doctor’s appointments difficult
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Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 3:31 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 East Lansing — The days of pulling double duty are over for Bill Beekman. Named Michigan State’s permanent athletic director on July 16 after serving for five months in an interim basis, Beekman had been continuing to help out in his old position as secretary for the Board of Trustees. But Thursday marked the first time he hadn’t attended a board meeting in more than 10 years, and it was his first chance to be only Michigan State’s athletic director. That position alone comes with its set of challenges as Beekman took over after Mark Hollis stepped down in late January. The university and the athletic department have been dealing with the consequences of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal for some time, and this week, the NCAA notified MSU that it did not find any reason to continue investigating whether it had violated any legislation with regard to the Nassar case. It also stated … [Read more...] about Q&A: New Michigan State AD Bill Beekman: ‘You’re always wanting to make the place better’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff August 02, 2018 People who work at Boston’s prominent medical centers often get calls from desperate friends and relatives, like the one a Massachusetts General Hospital executive took from an old college roommate. She was seeking help for her son, who had just been diagnosed with cancer. The executive e-mailed someone she knew — Dr. David Ryan, the hospital’s well-known and well-liked chief of oncology.The next day, a colleague of Ryan’s spent an hour discussing options with the worried family. As a journalist covering health care, I spend a lot of time talking to hospital employees. And I often hear stories like this one. Someone wants an appointment with the breast cancer doctor from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who was interviewed on “NBC Nightly News,” the dermatologist with the six-month wait, or … [Read more...] about How to land an appointment with a sought-after specialist
Published 12:01 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The most wonderful (and stressful) time of year. Could you be suffering from seasonal anxiety? Find out how to cope. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Hot cocoa by a crackling fire. The sounds of family and friends’ laughter heard throughout the house. Your favorite holiday movies on the television. This is the idyllic holiday scene. But what’s the reality? Statistics show us that the holiday season, portrayed as the most wonderful time of year, can also be a time when a few uninvited guests come knocking — stress, anxiety and depression. If this sounds familiar, then you are one of the millions of people who experience holiday-triggered anxiety. One in five adult Americans already struggle with mental health disorders daily, and during the holiday season 64 percent of people with mental illness report that their conditions worsen, … [Read more...] about The most wonderful (and stressful) time of year. Could you be suffering from seasonal anxiety? Find out how to cope.
PUBLISHED: 11:11 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:48 03 April 2018 Megan Aldous Some parts of Suffolk are offering doctor appointments over Easter. Picture: WAVEBREAKMEDIA LTD/GETTYIMAGES Archant Patients who need to see a healthcare professional over the Easter break will be able to access appointments across Suffolk. Suffolk GP Federation will be running its GP+ service in various places in East and West Suffolk. The service allows patients to book an appointment with a GP, nurse or physiotherapist at a time that fits in with their working week. Locations holding this service are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Leiston, Wickham Market and Haverhill. People can ask reception staff at their local surgery to refer them to GP+, or in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds they can be booked in at weekends and bank holidays via the NHS 111 telephone helpline. The service is set provide a total of 77,076 extra appointments throughout East and West Suffolk in 2018/19. Paul … [Read more...] about Find out where you can have a doctors appointment over Easter