Archive for February, 2010

Questions Doctors Wish Patients Would Ask

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

You’ve finally wrestled your way onto your doctor’s calendar for six full minutes of his or her undivided attention — now what? Since so many of us sashay out of our physician’s office without answers to our most nagging concerns, AOL Health suggests that you show up with an actual list — starting with a few important questions that patients often forget to pose. The straight-talking Marie Savard, M.D., author of “Ask Dr. Marie,” gave us the list of seven questions that she most wishes her patients would ask her.

NATIONALLY RENOWNED HEALTH EXPERT JOINS NEWCOURTLAND NETWORK AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

PHILADELPHIA,Feb. 2/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –NewCourtland, a leading long-term care provider of community services, affordable senior housing, nursing homes, education and workforce development, announced that health expert Dr. Marie Savard, has joined its Network as corporate medical director.

As corporate medical director, Dr. Savard will serve as the chief medical advisor to NewCourtland’s Board of Trustees and will represent the physician’s perspective on the senior management team.   Dr. Savard will coordinate and oversee all medical care and clinical standards in use throughout NewCourtland’s Network, which today encompasses seven nursing homes, a growing number of home and community-based services including its home health agency, telehealth company, a LIFE program which is modeled after the nationally renowned PACE program, and an adult day center slated to open in the spring of 2010.