The Empowered Patient-Now Law Passed!

The Empowered Patient; Numbers do mean everything, and why it takes a trained laboratory medicine professional to understand lab methods. The example given in this article regarding 1 in 99, suggests a lack of understanding by that particular clinician with regards to how to interpret lab data.  We use two components to assure 100 % accuracy in lab methods: Sensitivity and Specificity which complement one the other. Take HIV test for example: We use a highly specific method to screen for this disease; then we use a highly sensitive method to confirm positive results. Also, lab test results can be compared with other labs to validate /verify accuracy of test results. Learn to be informed and not duped, it might just save your life.Consulting the Modern Laboratory Medicine Expert in 2014 yields Superior Accuracy, Substantially and Competively REDUCES Health-care COST,Enhances Quality and Safe Overall Medical Care/Management! 

The Empowered Patient Can Now Take Charge of His/Her Own Health-care:

1. The Doctor or Health-Care Provider becomes a “MEDICAL CONSULTANT FOR PATIENTS.”

2. The Patient can choose which laboratory tests to order as well as have direct-access to a physician or health care practitioner to assist with interpretation of those tests under appropriate prudence and medical standards.

3. More Convenience for Patients to Access Quality Care via online, mobile, etc

4. Patients can track and monitor their own care through direct access of  Laboratory Data

Personable Medical Care at its best. 

MDC-Atlanta remains committed to empowering patients for BETTER QUALITY AND SAFE MEDICAL CARE.

Written By: Dr. Jackson Gates

Dr. Jackson L. Gates, MD serves as our Founder & President of Medical Diagnostic Choices. He has personally diagnosed, treated, and reviewed well over 100,000 combined, clinical and laboratory medicine cases over his community-based medical practice career.

February 8, 2014

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