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Technicians use ultrasound to check a pet cat for cancer at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, in Grafton, Mass. in 2008. (AP)
Technicians use ultrasound to check a pet cat for cancer at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, in Grafton, Mass. in 2008. (AP)

Every time CommonHealth guest-blogger Ken Farbstein takes his dog Jackson to see his veterinarian, Ken leaves with a printed summary of notes from Jackson's visit.

That recently got him thinking; if my dog gets a printed summary of health tips, why shouldn't I?

A professional patient advocate at Patient AdvoCare, Farbstein wrote the book "Getting Your Best Health Care: Real-World Stories for Patient Empowerment." He joined Radio Boston to discuss the benefits of and obstacles to getting this kind of service from your doctor.

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  • Ken Farbstein, patient advocate at Patient AdvoCare, author of "Getting Your Best Health Care: Real-World Stories for Patient Empowerment."
  • Carey Goldberg, CommonHealth co-host

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This segment aired on April 10, 2012.

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