PREPARED PATIENT BLOG

Patients and experts explore what it takes to find good health care and make the most of it.

Andrew Robinson was a successful New York trial attorney when he was diagnosed with “an incurable form of Leukemia” and told he had “less than five years to live.” That was more than 15 years ago. Despite severe complications, including over 50 hospitalizations, Andrew was the founder and CEO of Patient2Patient, a mission based company that developed disease specific WebGuides to help patients learn how to locate and use the medical information, resources and tools available on the Internet.


Dear Dr. ___[my surgeon],

Andrew Robinson | March 28, 2012
I understand you are leaving [this hospital]'..By way of wishing you well, here are some thoughts that might help you in your new position

Hard Cold Facts, or Hard Cold Doctors?

Andrew Robinson | November 10, 2011
I was first diagnosed while on vacation in 1994. A doctor entered the room and, without warning, said that I had 'a terminal and incurable form of leukemia' and 'less than five years to live.' Just like that. Turns out he was wrong'

Uncoordinated Care

Andrew Robinson | September 30, 2011
I sit looking at the phone. I'm having a medical problem that needs attention, but I don't know who to call. Here's why...