The research is some of the first to show that “patient activation” creates more equitable interactions between patients and physicians.
Mary Clare Fischer
Fischer promotes innovations in clinical care and tells patient stories on behalf of the Rogel Cancer Center while also managing external communications for Michigan Medicine’s surgery and urology departments and the Transplant Center. Before joining the university, she spent six years as a journalist. She has a passion for elevating translational research, highlighting the human element of science, and using a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to shape her storytelling.
Audio-only appointments represented almost half of telehealth visits in the study.
Patients with less tender pelvic floor muscles might benefit more from physical therapy while those with widespread pelvic floor pain may need systemic treatments as well to address their pain.
An algorithm from the state of Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring system rated a third of patients who’d recently undergone bariatric surgery at U-M Health in the high-risk category.
Men with advanced prostate cancer taking abiraterone or enzalutamide plus hormone therapy were at higher risk of serious medical issues than their peers undergoing hormone therapy alone.
Bradley Zebrack reflects on the insights he’s applied from his cancer journey to his job.