Patient Power® is a service of Patient Power, LLC, based in Seattle and founded by two health communications pioneers, Andrew and Esther Schorr. They previously founded HealthTalk, a leader in support for people with chronic illnesses and cancer. Patient Power® is devoted to helping you and your family through knowledge, to get the best medicine and return to good health.
Andrew lived that. In 1996 through a routine blood test he was diagnosed with a leukemia. By reaching out to other patients and connecting with doctors who specialize in his illness he participated in a clinical trial, received "tomorrow's medicine today" and now, 12 years after diagnosis, remains in deep remission and takes no medicines.
While Andrew's success won't be everyone's story, he is committed to helping each person he touches approach their illness in a way that gives them the best chance of good health: getting smart about their diagnosis, seeking out the best healthcare providers, getting second and even third opinions on what approach to take, and drawing on others for support.
Patient Power® is built on a library of programs, which continues to grow with the addition of each week's new webcasts. These programs feature top medical experts and inspiring patients from some of America's leading medical institutions. They can be heard live on the Web and past programs can be found on the Program Replay Library page.
Be sure to listen and check out Andrew's Blog to comment or ask questions. He is not a doctor but can help you follow the Patient Power® principles to be in better control of your own health and healthcare.
Financial support for this effort comes from Andrew and Esther's own funds and sponsors who we appreciate but have no editorial control. Patient Power® is not selling anything and has no agenda other than to help you feel better and be as healthy as you can be.
The opinions expressed on this site and in the radio programs are Andrew's, his guests, or from callers like you. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our sponsors nor any outside organization.
Please consult your own doctor for medical advice that is most appropriate for you.
Last Modified May 2008