Healthcare & Life Sciences Experience

I have been writing on health-related issues for more than 15 years--often working directly or in a freelance capacity for health organizations like Teladoc Health, HealthQuest, or The Hope Heart Institute. Most of the content I've developed, however, was designed to educate and influence decision-makers at healthcare entities or life sciences companies like Pfizer, Novartis, Medtronic and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on behalf of law firms or marketing communications agencies.  Either way, I find healthcare issues and the evolution of health technology fascinating and embrace opportunities to tell health-related stories.

Op/Ed: Why are there still 800,000 uninsured Arizonans when no- and low-cost options exist?

Why are there still 800,000 uninsured Arizonans when no- and low-cost options exist? Opinion: Why do so many in Arizona forgo health insurance when there are subsidies and discounts? Start by thinking about who is most at risk to be uninsured. Despite Arizona’s strong economic growth, we rank among the worst states for the number of adults and children with health insurance. The statistics don’t demonstrate the adverse effects of going without health coverage. Uninsured people are more likely

Improve Your Pre-Procedure Patient Communications

Some gastroenterologists perform as many as 12 colonoscopies a day, making them a highly routine screening. Preparing for the procedure, however, can feel anything but routine for patients. Pre-procedure patient communication is one way healthcare organizations can help make sure patients are ready for the scheduled appointment and that the procedure goes well. The procedure prep process starts days before the screening and involves multiple steps that can be difficult for patients to follow, s