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Have you ever struggled to communicate with your doctor?

If your answer is yes, you are not alone.

Please join other health-conscious women who have asked, “How do I get my doctor to listen?” gathering now at the private Your Voice Matters virtual community table.

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I’ll never forget my telephone call with a friend.

I spoke for nearly 20 minutes about my recent doctor’s visit, and then my friend said,

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

Her response shocked and saddened me.

I had not used the word no. I had only revealed the options my doctor gave me.

But her honest comment made me wonder how many other women do not have options clearly presented to them and leave one of their most significant conversations with…

…missed information
…miscommunication
…misunderstandings

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

My friend’s story may seem extreme, but as a registered nurse for nearly 20 years, I shared or witnessed 1,000s of patient-health care provider conversations to know where the communication gaps exist.

With a passion for improving patient communication, I later became a nurse navigator. A role focused on patient advocacy and where the quality of communication was a noticeable source of frustration, complaint, error – or empowerment and positivity for patients.

I loved that role but wanted to help more women develop the most valuable skill they need – communication – to impact their health,

And, because the visual of my friend still comes to mind, seated with her head nodding as she talks to the doctor, not in agreement but in the belief she has no choice.

Let’s change that picture together here.

This community is a whole-person approach to help nurture and support you through one of our most universal experiences – talking with doctors – without sharing your medical or health info.

See you at the table,

Kathy

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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.
Women sitting at the table

Your Voice Matters

A private community for women with free weekly tips, ideas, and conversations on effectively communicating for our wellness.

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