Be A Powerful Patient

Host: Mara Gordon and John Schumann
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6 Ways To Get The Best From Your Doctor


About

Going to the doctor can make you feel frustrated and vulnerable. Our hosts — two doctors — share insider tips from the medical world to help you take control of your health care. Welcome to Life Kit, NPR's family of audio guides for navigating your life — everything from your finances to sleep to exercise to raising your kids. Each guide covers the basics to more complex questions over the span of a few episodes, to help you no matter where you're starting from. Listen to an individual guide, subscribe to a topic you're interested in to get each new guide on that subject, or subscribe to Life Kit: All Guides for all episodes, all in one place.

About the Host

Mara Gordon and John Schumann

Mara Gordon is a physician and the 2018-2019 Health and Media Fellow at NPR and Georgetown University. In August, she recently joined the faculty at Cooper Medical School in Camden, N.J. John Henning Schumann is an internal medicine doctor and serves as president of the University of Oklahoma's Tulsa campus. He also hosts Studio Tulsa: Medical Monday on KWGS Public Radio Tulsa.


John Henning Schumann, M.D., is an internal medicine physician and writer (http://glasshospital.com). He has contributed to Slate, The Atlantic, Marketplace, and National Public Radio’s health blog, Shots. Schumann serves as guest host for Studio Tulsa on health-related themes. You can hear his segment Medical Monday every Monday at 11:30 a.m. on KWGS. Dr. Schumann is the President of OU-Tulsa. You can find him on twitter @GlassHospital.

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