Mind-Body Medicine

06/25/2012

The first step to fixing America's health care system is sharing our stories

Shawn Tassone
Shawn Tassone

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have been let down by the medical system?

Dr. Shawn Tassone wants to hear from you for his blog ("The 90 minute check-up") on Psycholoty Today.

A doctoral candidate in Saybroko's Mind-Body Medicine program, Tassone has heard a number of stories from patients disenchanted with the American medical system - and understands why.

"My wife brought our seven year old to the emergency room a couple of weeks ago and checked him in. She waited for 3 hours and was not seen and she eventually left the emergency room," he writes. "Obviously our son did ok, but we are both physicians and were able to handle his issues, but so many people have huge waits to get in to see a physician and then they are strapped with a large bill and with little to explain for their visit."

So Tassone hopes to open his blog at Psychology Today up to these stories, letting people tell the doctors what the system needs to do to help them.

To tell your story (anonymously if you like) visit the blog and leave a comment in the comments section below.

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