Dr. Nicole Rochester has known she wanted to be a pediatrician since she was about eight years old. A Washington, DC native whose dad was a Redskins season ticket holder, Dr. Rochester has advocated for her own family members and given medical care to children in the DC Metro area for two decades. In today’s show she shares her insider’s view of the way hospitals work: how the doctor-patient relationship has changed over the years, how the fast-paced nature of hospitals affects care and why family meetings are a critical component of care. Dr. Rochester shares her concerns about the ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she tells us why being a high-maintenance caregiver is a good thing and about why she started her website aimed at helping families navigate the healthcare system. Tune in for this lively chat with tips and tools from a caring physician.
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