In this episode of Leading with Health, I give into a rant about how much effort it takes to get good care in our healthcare system.

Highlights include:

1:09 – JM: “I think that it is ridiculous how much effort it takes to get good care in the US system. I think if you don’t already know what you need then you are so unlikely to get it.”

4:41 – JM: ” I cannot agree more that what we need are more specialists in addiction medicine in our country and more specialists in behavioral health and emotional health because this is what our system is simply not equipped to handle.”

5:00 – JM: “I have long believed that the doctors who tell you that they don’t want you listening to Google are the doctors who also don’t want you getting a second opinion. I don’t think those are the doctors you should be going to.”

5:28 – JM: “I think that a doctor who doesn’t want you getting information on your own is not helpful. I think they are scared of being questioned. And if they’re scared of being questioned, you should be scared of going to them.”

9:10 – JM: “How many of the problems that we have in our society have to do with emotional pain? With being always exhausted and having no ability to take a moment in your life and breathe without stress?”

11:41 – JM: “There is such a bias against slowness and there is such a bias against listening and connection. Yet that is the ultimate thing we need in our healthcare system, and it is the ultimate thing we need in our society. Fast is not necessarily better.”

Leading with Health is the podcast where women dive into societal change through the lens of healthcare. Host Jennifer Michelle has a Master’s in Public Health and Epidemiology and is a certified EMT. As President of Michelle Marketing Strategies, Jennifer specializes in healthcare marketing. Jennifer is available to speak at conferences and also provides free marketing consultations. Contact her here.

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