James Rickert MD is a practicing orthopedic surgeon. He also serves on the clinical faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Rickert founded and is president of The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedic Surgery, a group of orthopedists advocating for the interests of patients in the US health care reform debate. He has published many articles on the same topic, too.
In this podcast, James Rickert talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Looking at healthcare from the perspectives of both a patient and provider.
- How physician ownership of imaging centers, device distributorships, and other sources of non-clinical revenue sometimes conflicts with a patient’s best interest.
- How patients can start being savvy consumers of healthcare services and products.
More Ways to Learn:
- Rickert J, “What Can Patients Do In the Face Of Physician Conflict of Interest?” Health Affairs Blog, April 10, 2015. At http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/04/10/what-can-patients-do-in-the-face-of-physician-conflict-of-interest/#more-46837
- The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedic Surgery. At http://www.thepatientfirst.org
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 4, 11, 13.