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Fri, Jan 18 10:50am · How Mayo Clinic’s Patient Community Changes Health Care and Advances Science

@merpreb My PCP also gives me more time than that in his office, but I found it very disappointing when I was in the hospital at least 3 times prior to my liver transplant (this is the local hospital, not MGH) and he was totally uninvolved. I was in trouble, healthwise, and having a very tough time. No word from him at all. He told me that when a patient is in the hospital the hospitalists totally take over.
JK

Fri, Jan 18 10:46am · How Mayo Clinic’s Patient Community Changes Health Care and Advances Science

@merpreb There is a forum that sounds similar to Connect but it really is not very good. I am on it, my first allegiance is to MGH of course, but it is so disappointing that I think I will just drop it. Someone there should spend time looking at Connect and try to emulate it, or get @colleenyoung to consult with them!
I have always gotten responses and I have at least 5 doctors there. My husband wonders if somehow the portal just did not work correctly, or perhaps someone checking messages mistakenly deleted it.
JK

Thu, Jan 17 3:48pm · How Mayo Clinic’s Patient Community Changes Health Care and Advances Science

@moniquet I am happy also with what is available on the MGH portal. Unfortunately, though some doctors do not read the messages apparently. My husband sent a question to a doctor he was seeing and checked back numerous times. It had never been read. That has not happened to me and I have quite a few doctors at MGH.
JK

Thu, Jan 17 3:41pm · How Mayo Clinic’s Patient Community Changes Health Care and Advances Science

@merpreb I'm confused. I can't think of anything that is not on the MGH portal that I need. What do you mean it is only personal histories?
JK

Thu, Jan 17 3:37pm · How Mayo Clinic’s Patient Community Changes Health Care and Advances Science

@merpreb I am not sure how the insurance companies benefit, but you are right about each hospital having different portals. There are some hospitals that are "partners" and are on the same hospital. I do like that on the portal here I can go back and see information and I can check on appointments scheduled.

These days all of the PCPs are actually employed by the hospitals, there are no private practices anymore. I see the day when there will patients will not even have a physician that they go to regularly. All of the information is on the portal so the patient will just go to a central location and see whichever doctor is available. I miss the days when doctors had their own practices. Now if you have to go to a hospital for care your physician does not see you at all, you see a series of doctors of whom you have never heard. Really, if you are sick do you want to see the physician you have developed a relationship or a stream of strangers?
JK

Thu, Jan 17 3:15pm · How Mayo Clinic’s Patient Community Changes Health Care and Advances Science

It would be very helpful for those of us with hearing problems if this had CC.
I guess I had things confused, I thought this was at 4:00 EST but it appears as if it was already recorded so I will return later. It definitely looks worthwhile.