Sarah Fontenot is both a nurse and an attorney. Today, as a professional speaker, she travels the country helping people understand how health care is changing and what it means for them as consumers. Since 1997, Sarah has been an adjunct professor teaching health law to graduate students in the department of Health Care Administration at Trinity University, and she also teaches extensively for the American Association for Physician Leadership [formerly the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)], the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and other national provider organizations. Publications include numerous articles on the Affordable Care Act in the Physician Leadership Journal, co-authoring a book on maximizing Emergency Departments, and a bi-weekly newsletter for the general public offering explanation of various aspects of healthcare- and how (and why) it is changing. Sarah holds a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a degree in nursing from the University of Vermont School of Nursing. Most recently, she was awarded the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association, held by fewer than 500 people internationally for presentation excellence. Since 2012, Sarah has served on the Board of Trustees for Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Texas. She lives with her husband, Michael, in nearby Fredericksburg.  
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How To Be A Great (And Healthier) Patient

Sarah Fontenot

The public is more confused about their own health care than ever. Many have lost the intimacy of their physician/patient relationship and now feel on their own to navigate an increasingly convoluted healthcare system. At the same time hospitals and physicians have lost much of the intimacy they once enjoyed with their patients and in their communities.

People are hungry for specific information that can help them be the best patients they can be, and they need to understand a system that has become less familiar. At the end of the day they need to be reassured that although the structure may be changing- hospitals, physicians, nurses, and the entire healthcare team exist to serve them and their loved ones.

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