You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Virtual Empowered #patientchat. The Virtual Empowered #patientchat is a moderated 45-minute conversation conducted online via Zoom and Facebook Live.
“Patients are the most underused resource in healthcare.” – Dr. Warner Slack
You cannot be intimidated when approaching your care journey. Upon hearing this, you know this is easier said than done. With the tools to empower yourself at your fingertips, how do you use them to your advantage? How can you boldly apply your empowerment tools to your care journey?
Join this special empowered #patientchat, a program that connects users through multiple platforms. By sharing in each other’s experiences, we find strength and inspiration. Register to join us! Make forming a community a part of your new normal.
Register to join Friday, September 18th and learn how to:
- Actively utilize your empowerment tools in your care journey
- Find resources that will aid your care journey
- Approach your care team with thorough comments/questions
- Remain encouraged and encourage others
Have a question? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Having trouble joining? Contact us at (202) 800-9123, and we’ll be happy to help.I'll be at the Empowered #patientchat on Fri 9/18 1pm ET. Join me on Zoom, Facebook Live, or Twitter! Click To Tweet
Nicole T. Rochester, MD
Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a board-certified pediatrician, independent health advocate, TEDx and keynote speaker, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC, an innovative company that helps aging individuals, those with chronic illnesses, and their family caregivers navigate the healthcare system.
Jemela Williams | SCD Warrior and Advocate
Diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at just months of age, Jemela was born a warrior. Jemela now serves as a board member for the Uriel E. Owens Sickle Cell Disease Association. Through use of social media Jemela is a strong advocate for herself and her fellow sickle cell warriors. She documents her journey with sickle cell anemia and hopes to raise awareness and encourage others.
April Moreno PhD, MPA | Founder, Autoimmune Community Institute
Dr. April Moreno is a doctor of public health promotion sciences with several years of experience working in chronic disease prevention, intervention, and chronic disease control. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness herself during her doctorate program, she gives back in a multitude of ways such as serving as an autoimmune life coach for women. She has been an integrative wellness professional since 2017.
Summer Golden and Jeff Bushnell | MPN Network Managers
Summer Golden and Jeff Bushnell have been married for over 20 years. When Summer was diagnosed with myelofibrosis (MF), Jeff took on the role of care partner and advocate. Summer uses her years of theatre training and comedy to cope with her condition and help others, while maintaining positivity about the future. Summer shares, “we own, and run, the North Park Vaudeville theater. Jeff handles business and directing. I direct an acting program for actors with disabilities, act, and do comedy.” Jeff is a retired Air Force Colonel and airline pilot. He is a musician and nature photographer as well as care provider for the love of his life, his wife Summer. They have found that continuing to enjoy life and your goals is extremely important medicine in dealing with a cancer diagnosis.