Have you ever felt frustrated or unheard when trying to communicate with your doctor?

If you answered yes, you’re invited to reserve a seat at the Conversations on Care (Convo’s on Care) virtual table gathering at my free, members-only Facebook group.

Having you to feel heard is why this space exists.

Convo’s on Care is for curious, wise, age-defying women who know they were born wanting more than tired solutions, the status quo, and the way it’s always been done.

This community is for you whether you are going to a new doctor, you’re helping a parent through an illness, you’ve been visiting the same doctor for decades or you’re healthy and wondering about what advocacy can look like for you.

Why be so focused on your conversation with your doctor?

Because it creates the roadmap to your health journey – and you deserve a good one.

Most people learn to have a conversation with their doctor in the moment, often alone and without ever being guided.

Medicine and health care advance quickly, isn’t it time to advance how we communicate?

With small changes you can be your best partner in your health journey.

Because even with good people at your doctor’s office, and a doctor you trust, if you don’t have some structure for the short amount of time you’re given for your visit it’s common for:

missed information

miscommunication

misunderstandings

And, worst of all, missed options that give you choices.

I never knew I could tell my doctor no.

One day I told a friend all my frustrations while trying to get solutions from my doctor, I’m sure I spoke for 20 minutes straight and when I finally stopped my friend replied,

“ I never knew I could tell my doctor no.”

What!

What was frightening too is that I had never said no. I had shared the options discussed.

Her honest comment made me wonder how many other women have health care done TO you instead of health care done FOR you?

Have you ever?

Had I ever?

It may be difficult to know.

But you deserve better than guessing at an answer.

Don’t you deserve to have a foundation to build a conversation on for potentially one of the most significant conversations of your life?

In my nursing career I shared-in or witnessed 100’s (likely 1,000’s) of patient-physician conversations. And I had my own conversations with patients too – often repeating or clarifying what was previously said.

And, as a nurse navigator, focused on patient advocacy, the quality of communication was a noticeable source of frustration, complaint, error – or empowerment and positivity.

I still strive to improve how I say things especially because –

The awful visual still pops in my head – of my friend sitting across from their doctor, head nodding not in choosing to agree – but in having to agree.

Let’s change that picture together.

I believe there is a way to communicate better.

My mission is to show you how.

Look forward to joining you at the table,

Kathy

After our first get together, you’ll be thinking differently and be better prepared for your in-person, telemedicine, or telephone call visit with your doctor.

Inclusivity

My mission-based business is built on a framework of compassion, patient safety, and health equity because everyone deserves the chance to live their healthiest life and teaching women can help to achieve that dream. The intention is to provide an accessible learning experience that is respectful and helps you take action on your own health and wellness. Here, women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, orientations, sizes and abilities, and additional aspects of our identities, are welcome. Bilingual resources will be developed to include as many languages as needed. Please explore this site; I hope you will find information and inspiration relevant to your journey, and I welcome your feedback as we build together.

Disclaimer

The content on this website, the community, or any information displayed in videos are for educational purposes only. This site is not intended for any kind of medical care. If you require urgent or emergent care, please call 911 or the emergency number in your area for further instructions. The focus on this content is on self-advocacy and to help to create mutually positive experiences for you and your doctor. No medical advice, medical diagnosis, clinical decision-making, referrals regarding any condition, known or unknown, is provided in this space. As always, please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your appointment schedule or any medical treatment.

Mission

To positively impact women’s health, through education and advocacy, so that they move through their health care experience in collaboration with care providers and as a partner in their own care, and to ultimately be able to guide others giving the chance for everyone to live their healthiest life.

Vision

To have women feel heard by their doctor.
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