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Dr. Jennifer Brokaw: No One Understands Health Care Costs

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/03/08/New_Approaches_to_Patient_Care_and_AdvocacyDr. Jennifer Brokaw, Associate Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at San Francisco General/UCSF, discusses a problem plaguing effective American health care systems: the misunderstood nature of health costs by both patient and doctor.----Many Americans today are dealing with chronic illnesses, trying to navigate through insurance, to decide what treatments are best or most affordable, and what decisions to make for themselves and their families. To address the issue of patient-oriented health care, we are bringing together healthcare innovators and experts to share their first-hand perspectives.Dr. Jennifer Brokaw founded Medical Consult and Advocacy Services in 2008 to meet the needs of many people with serious medical illness and the needs of their loved ones. She is a Board Certified Emergency Physician with 14 years of experience. Since moving back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001, she has been an Associate Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at San Francisco General/UCSF and has also been on the staff of CPMC/Davies Emergency Department. As a medical advocate she advises clients about medical decision making, coordinates care with both primary doctors and specialists and provides support and advisement to families of patients in the hospital.
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