Dr. Paul J MacKoul, MD Advises that Women Become Advocates for Their Healthcare

Inspired by Angelina Jolie’s recent reveal that she chose a preventative surgery to ensure she will not have ovarian cancer, Jessica recently wrote a blog about her family history and why she too plans to get genetic testing.

In 1995, Jessica’s grandmother was treated by an old school doctor who would not admit that he wasn’t equipped to treat her ovarian cancer. Instead of referring her to an oncologist or a specialist, he did nothing, and within two months Jessica’s grandmother died.

Choosing to learn from her grandmother’s story, Jessica now takes an active role in her own medical treatment. She uses helpful websites such as Wellness and UCompareHealthcare to research her potential physicians and specialists.

Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants support Jessica, and other women who are becoming their own healthcare advocates. They believe that women should research their doctor’s credentials, find out what other patients have to say about their experiences, and ask questions of their physicians and specialist. To that end, the specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care post informational blogs on sites such as Tumblr, and post to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Making sure their patients are fully informed is the cornerstone of their practice. A patient said on Dr. Paul MacKoul’s reviews on Wellness.com, “Dr. MacKoul and his team were very informative and thoughtful. I received a lot of help and information before and after my surgery.”

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