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Colleen Crone is a senior writer at Emmi Solutions, where she participates in the Engaging the Patient blog. She writes multimedia programs designed to educate and motivate patients, while also facilitating doctor-patient communication. She also writes programs to help participants in clinical research studies learn more about research and what it means to take part in a clinical trial. She studied journalism at Northwestern University and currently lives in Chicago, IL.


Doctors Don't Know What We Won't Tell Them

Colleen Crone | November 12, 2013
I'd said, "I know this isn't a big deal," when I meant "This is really bothering me." To be truly engaged patients, we have to give ourselves permission to say what we really mean.