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Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

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Current Episode: Physical Therapy—Improving Your Recovery

In this episode of Fight Back, we learn about physical therapy. Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. From augmenting recovery after surgery or illness or pro-actively using physical therapy to improve general wellness to providing an alternative to pain-killing drugs, physical therapists play a critical role in a patient’s overall health and recovery from injuries and illnesses.

Our special guest is Dr. Rick Katz. Dr. Katz worked as a physical therapist in both hospital and outpatient settings. He developed programs for cardiac, pulmonary, and stroke patients and a Sports Injury Clinic and a Coaches Clinic. In addition, he has held numerous elected and appointed positions at the national, state, and local levels of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Katz will give our listeners a deep dive into how important physical therapy is to patient outcomes, how physical therapy can play a pro-active role in a healthy lifestyle as we age, the ways that physical therapy is covered by insurance companies, the current state of this fast-growing profession, and much more.

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Physical Therapy: Improving Your Recovery

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Rick Katz, who has developed physical therapy programs for cardiac, pulmonary, and stroke patients and held numerous positions with the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Katz talks about how physical therapy can improve recovery after surgery, eliminate the need for painkillers, and how physical therapy can play a pro-active role in a healthy lifestyle as we age, and much more.

Autism Awareness, Part 2

In episode two of our two-part series on autism, we talk with special guest Kristin Jacobson, Founder of Autism Deserves Equal Coverage Foundation, about the laws and regulations that provide ASD patients with the rights to treatments, requirements for health insurance companies to cover such treatments, what you can do to fight back when facing coverage denials, and much more.

Autism Awareness

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we interview Suzette Valladares, Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks. Suzette will help us understand ASD, the importance of early diagnosis, how the parent-doctor and parent-teacher relationships play a huge role in diagnosis, the rights that autistic children have in the classroom, and much more.

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