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Primary Care

Dispatch From a Country Doctor: Seeing Patients Differently in the Time of Coronavirus

Editor’s Note: This story, first published by Kaiser Health News, describes adjustments made by patients and clinicians at River Bend Family Medicine, a physician’s office in Maryland, during the coronavirus outbreak. It demonstrates both the advantages of telemedicine and the irreplaceable role of personal relationships in medicine. Patients would often stop by River Bend Family […]


Julie Appleby Julie Appleby is a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News where she reports on the Affordable Care Act, health care treatments and costs, trends in health insurance, and policy affecting hospitals and other medical providers. She serves on the board of the Association of Health Care Journalists and has a Master of Public Health degree.

Julie Appleby has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Engaging with Coronavirus Precautions

“Honestly, I think we’re all trying to figure out how worried to be.” – Dr. William Dale, quoted by Judith Graham Editor’s note: From washing canned goods to disinfecting our cellphones, leaving packing boxes on the porch, self-quarantining and wondering if all 60 year olds are at “high risk,” the novel coronavirus has us all […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 111 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Home Health

With the Right Support, Patients Can Benefit from Home Dialysis

Home dialysis for older adults will become more common in the years ahead, experts predict — but not without overcoming significant challenges. By 2025, the Trump administration wants 80% of people newly diagnosed with kidney failure to receive home dialysis or kidney transplants, according to an executive order issued in July. Currently, more than 85% […]


Judith Graham Judith Graham writes the Navigating Aging series for Kaiser Health News, which focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here.

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org