Dr. Leana Wen http://wrvo.org en Transitioning from child to caregiver http://wrvo.org/post/transitioning-child-caregiver <p></p><p>When aging parents are diagnosed with a chronic illness or terminal disease, often roles are reversed and adult children become the caregivers. The transition can be difficult, but extremely important to the parent's quality of life. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” recently spoke with Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and director of patient-centered care research at George Washington University, about how to deal with this stage of life.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 50301 at http://wrvo.org How to get the most out of the modern day ER http://wrvo.org/post/how-get-most-out-modern-day-er <p>When people hear &ldquo;emergency room,&rdquo; thoughts of high stress medical situations that could play out on televised shows such as <em>ER</em> often come to mind. While this is fitting to a certain extent, more and more people are finding themselves at the ER to deal with situations that used to be dealt with in the doctor&rsquo;s office. This is because the ER has changed dramatically in more ways than one.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.drleanawen.com/styled/styled-12/bio.html">Dr. Leana Wen</a> discusses how the modern ER works and how to prepare for a visit to it. Dr. Wen is an attending emergency physician and director of patient-centered care research at George Washington University, and the author of <em>When Doctors Don&rsquo;t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.</em></p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Wen.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 45447 at http://wrvo.org How to get the most out of the modern day ER Do you know when to visit the emergency room? http://wrvo.org/post/do-you-know-when-visit-emergency-room <p></p><p><em>The emergency room has become an integral part of the American medical system. But how do you know when you should go to the E.R.? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show </em><a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">Take Care</a><em>, recently spoke with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen about what you should know before you have to visit an emergency room.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp:</em> Can you give us a quick overview of how emergency rooms have changed over the years&mdash;how it might affect us as patients?</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:59:22 +0000 WRVO News 45505 at http://wrvo.org Do you know when to visit the emergency room? What to do "When Doctors Don't Listen" http://wrvo.org/post/what-do-when-doctors-dont-listen <p>When was the last time you got every question answered when you visited the doctor? Have you ever felt rushed out of the room after waiting for your doctor for a long time? It can even happen during an appointment with the most well-intentioned physician. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.drleanawen.com/">Dr. Lena Wen</a>, co-author of the book <a href="http://www.whendoctorsdontlisten.com/"><em>When Doctors Don’t Listen: </em><em>How To Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests</em></a>, about how to get the most out of your next doctor’s visit.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Lena Wen.</strong></p><p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40605 at http://wrvo.org What to do "When Doctors Don't Listen"