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Virtual Speaker Series - How to Be a Smart Patient and Get More from Your Doctor’s Visit


Tue 01 / 16 / 2024
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


on Zoom

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Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed


Free, but donations appreciated to cover costs! Click on "Donate for this Event" below.
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How to Be a Smart Patient and Get More from Your Doctor’s Visit

Speaker: Doctor Joan Naidorf

Every one of us will be a patient ourselves or will need to advocate for a loved one getting medical care. Whether in a doctor’s office or emergency room, we want our voices to be heard and our issues addressed.

After 30 years as a board-certified emergency physician at our local hospitals, Dr. Joan Naidorf offers valuable advice on how you can get the most out of the precious time you have with your doctor. With preparation and managed expectations, you can get better results.

Join us to hear Dr. Naidorf discuss this important topic.

Dr. Joan Naidorf is an emergency physician, speaker, and author based in Alexandria, VA. She trained at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is board-certified in emergency medicine. Her book Changing How We Think About Difficult Patients: A Guide for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals was published in January of 2022 with the American Association for Physician Leadership. The audio version is now available through Audible.

Northwest Neighbors Village is a local non-profit dedicated to building a supportive community where older adults are valued and age with dignity. We are delighted to offer these programs for free to our neighbors, and keep you engaged and learning. To learn more about us or to support our efforts to enable older adults to thrive in Northwest, DC, please visit our homepage.

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