Strategic Planning for Medical Crises
The WeHeal Medical Strategy Guide is designed as a strategic planning tool for patients confronted with all types of illnesses. Regardless of the diagnosis, there are general strategies that can be applied to all types of medical situations, and for many areas of life for that matter.
Specific disease and treatment information is available by doing a key word search above, or by scanning the WeHeal Disease Library. A serious medical diagnosis can be the most important battle of your life, and it is up to you to decide what treatments will be best for you and where you should go to get them. These decisions can mean the difference between life and death, and in order to choose the best options for you, you will need to become an expert in your disease. As the old saying goes “Knowledge is power!”
Being an expert will allow you to choose the best possible treatments for you, locate the most competent physicians, and have educated conversations with high level medical professionals. We will help you with this most important goal, becoming an expert in your disease. A serious medical diagnosis is the big game that you have unknowingly prepared for your entire life, and it’s time to step up and exercise your greatest potential! Roll up your sleeves, get out your pen and paper and let’s get to work finding the best treatment options for you! The following is a list of recommendations and strategies that will help you through your journey in becoming an expert. These were collected from the personal experience of Eric Drew and the hundreds of patients he has worked with over the last decade as a patient advocate. Applying these strategies will help you avoid the many pitfalls that can cause you precious time, and possibly even your life.
They are not necessarily in order of importance as circumstances vary greatly from person to person. Some may seem simple and obvious, but when someone is in shock, even the most simple things can be overlooked. We are constantly collecting suggestions and feedback from patients and medical professionals, and we encourage you to share your experiences as well in the WeHeal communities or by emailing us.