How Can You Get the Best Healthcare? Actively Participate!

by Roberta Carson, Zaggo, on June 6, 2020

I was surprised to learn recently that a large percent of patients are “passive spectators” of their own healthcare. Passive patients rely on their doctor’s experience and knowledge—they “sit back” and let the experience happen to them. When passive patients do not engage in their own healthcare, their health may suffer. How can you get the best healthcare? Actively participate in all aspects of your care, at home and at the doctor’s office.

Roberta Carson

Roberta Carson

Founder and President of Zaggo, Inc.

Roberta Carson started Zaggo, a non-profit organization, to help patients and family caregivers manage illnesses and injuries, after her experience as caregiver for her teenage son Zachary during his 27-month battle with terminal brain cancer. Zaggo’s mission is to provide patients and families with the educational information, tools, and resources they need to become empowered, engaged, effective members of their medical teams for the best possible care.