For Patients

Your healthcare is personal –your decisions should be too!

 

PEPtalk One Stop

PEPtalk programs are listed by medical problem. Each program can be used on your computer, tablet or smart phone and provides you with:

  • "One stop" shopping for health information.
  • Disease state cause, signs/symptoms
  • Expected outcomes if left untreated
  • Treatment options
  • Treatment expectations, side effects, risks
  • Lifestyle therapy
  • Quality of life impact
  • Tips for successful treatment

Your medical problem may not be covered in one of our programs. Please go to the "feedback" button and provide your medical interest if not listed.

Easy to follow process for sharing in decision making with your clinician. Here's how it works:

  • Medical information is presented in interactive animated form, just right for your understanding.
  • Your input to the program is essential!! You will be able to clarify and share your concerns, list potential barriers, and indicate what is most important to you.
  • Your input and answers to the questions will generate a printed or emailed "Action Plan" to use in discussions with your clinician.
  • We also provide education resources and tools just for you.

Patient Engagement Programs

PEPtools Patients Talking Points

What makes us gain weight?

In 2015 The Obesity Society scientists issued a visual summary of current knowledge of what we know contributes to weight gain. They divided the factors between contributing factors from inside a person’s body and influences from outside the human body. While the image itself looks complicated it can be divided into 7 areas that we summarize here.


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Activate Your Health

A new study indicates that patient activation is changeable and that patients may become more or less activated at different times.* A very interesting point of this study is that if a patient’s activation level drops, their health suffers and healthcare costs go up! Less activated patients in this study were more likely to use emergency departments and/or be hospitalized.


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When does “Chubby” become a problem?

She had always described herself as “chubby” but had never considered herself obese.


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Primary Care Providers improve weight loss long-term

Several studies illustrate that group weight loss programs using behavioral nutrition therapy and conducted for 6-12 months in a PCP office setting can produce significant weight loss of 5-10%.


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Can You Describe the Pain of Gout?

This is a disorder that may be taken for granted and perhaps, minimized-as it was once described as a disease of the wealthy. But cases are on the rise, and for those experiencing the pain of gout, they are prepared to let you how it feels. Two-thirds of those surveyed and have had it feel that gout is not taken seriously.


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