Trisha Torrey

Trisha Torrey, a Leesburg, Florida–based patient advocate, writer and national speaker. She is author of You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes and You Bet Your Life! The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Patient Advocate By Your Side. She is the founder of the Every Patient’s Advocate website, which is dedicated to helping patients get what they need from the health-care system.

Health Care Professionals

Can a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Cover for a Doctor?

If you schedule an appointment with your doctor, why would you be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant instead? What you need to know…

Health Care Professionals

Smart Ways to Go Online for a Second Opinion

More patients are using these services, but there can be traps… For many of us, second opinions have become an…

Diseases & Conditions

The New Support Group

Don’t miss out on the ways that today’s groups can help you heal… Support groups have come a long way…

Health Care Professionals

4 Secrets to Avoiding a Misdiagnosis

Ten years ago, I noticed a golf ball–sized lump on my torso. My family doctor sent me to a surgeon,…

Web & Social Media

Health Web Sites: The Best-Kept Secret to Getting Better Care

If you have been diagnosed with a condition—any condition—you might be tempted to hop online and join other patients in…

Health Care Facilities

Drugstore Medical Clinics Scorecard

Walk-In Clinics Are Convenient and Can Save Money, But Be Careful Americans spend double what residents of many other industrialized…

Health Care Professionals

Reducing Radiology Abuse

Radiology Benefits Managers Provide Oversight to Excessive Imaging Tests As tempting as it is to demonize health insurance companies for…

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Battles: Six Tricks that Work

How to Get What You Want (and Need) from Your Health Insurance Provider Health insurers have lots of sneaky ways…

Medical Expenses

How to Get a Great Deal from Your Doctor

These Days, Doctors May Negotiate One benefit of our recent hard times is that doctors are more willing to negotiate…

Health Care Professionals

Get Your Health Questions Answered Online

Reliable information is available for free—if you know where to look With a few computer keystrokes, people who have Internet…