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What I Need 

May 18, 2016

Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with healthcare. How would you improve or change your healthcare experience? What would you like to see happening during medical visits with your healthcare team? How about when dealing with your health insurance companies? What’s your Healthcare Wish List or Biggest Frustration? Today is the day to share it all!

  • I understand getting to an appointment 15 minutes early to check in. Just because you can’t stay on time, doesn’t mean I should be required to get there any earlier than that. 
  • If you are 30+ minutes late, your office support staff should NOT get upset with me for wanting to walk out. My time is valuable too. 
  • I am a whole person, not just diabetes. Diabetes effects all those other parts too and I need you to understand that. 
  • When you send me paperwork, use laymen terms. Or at least put a key in so I actually know what you’re saying. 

  • I need my insurance to listen to my doctor and my doctor alone. 
  • I need a cost-effective way to get to all the appointments I need. 

For most of my life, I have had very positive healthcare experiences and I am very grateful. When I read the prompt, these are the first things that came to mind. If you’re wondering how others want to make their healthcare experience better, go here

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  1. May 19, 2016 7:52 AM

    Yes! The wait at the doctor’s office needs to be improved. I don’t mind getting there 15 minutes early either but if you make me wait an extra 30 after my appointment start time, then I have a problem.

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