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Who Are We?

Powerful Patient is a program focusing on issues of interest to people with complex medical issues or disabilities, and those seeking a diagnosis. Our goal is to empower you with information that will make your conversation with your doctors richer and more focused. Information here — or on any internet site — should never replace conversations with your own doctors, but will hopefully provide you with background and context that will make those conversations go better.

In addition to the shows indexed under our new format, there are five years of broadcasts still being moved forward. Click here for the index to the older archive (before 2012). http://powerfulpatient.org/archive


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Mesothelioma … 4% of lung cancer

January 26, 2017

Lung cancer affects more people than all the other prominent cancers combined. Mesothelioma is one form…4% of all lung cancer.

Lung Cancer and More

January 19, 2017

We speak with Dr. Ross Camidge about what people need to know about lung cancer.

Eradicating Polio Worldwide – the challenge, the opportunity

January 13, 2017

Dr. Jay Wenger explains that we have a groundbreaking opportunity to remove the polio virus from the planet.

Annual Report, 2016, Powerful Patient

January 12, 2017

Joyce updates everyone on what Powerful Patient has been up to throughout 2016.

Helping your baby with metabolic disorders

January 5, 2017

A young mother speaks with Joyce about learning that her beautiful baby has a metabolic disorder — what that means and how to help.

Dealing with Complex Medical Disorders

April 5, 2016

Medical conditions that cross medical specialties are particularly challenging for patients and their doctors. How to help?

Living with Multiple Myeloma

April 4, 2016

Jack Aiello has been living with multiple myeloma since 1995. Joyce and Robin talk with him about patient empowerment.

What Can We Do About Drug Prices?

March 22, 2016

Joyce and Robin speak with Abbey Meyers, founder of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), about her new book Orphan Drugs: A Global Crusade.

Should I worry about Gadolinium?

March 15, 2016

Joyce and Robin talk with Dr. Richard Samelka, who is involved in investigations into the long-term effects of the use of gadolinium.

Shortening the Time to Treatment

March 8, 2016

Robin and Joyce speak with Zoe Barry of ZappRx, a secure online platform allowing patients, physicians and pharmacists to improve patients’ access to treatment.