Find out what providers and patients are saying about our custom approach to patient education videos.
Diane Zagerman | Oncology Nurse | San Francisco, California
“Smarter Medical Care. Don’t leave home without it. This is a group founded by Dr. Bob Rodvien to counsel and guide cancer patients who have heard the dreaded diagnosis. Four years ago I was surprised to learn that my ” treatable” bladder cancer had turned “aggressive” and that surgery was my only option. The second and third opinions confirmed that diagnosis. What a shock. Life threatening cancer! From that point on it was impossible to hear everything the Docs told me about my cancer and the treatment. My wife heard one thing and I heard another. It was like my cognitive skills had shut down completely. Enter Bob Rodvien.
Bob is a well educated, super smart and highly respected Oncologist, but he’s also a good guy and can reduce complex medical stuff into easily understood language. He did that for me. He not only educated me, but removed my anxiety as he walked me through the disease, it’s origins and it’s likely behavior. He carefully explained my options and likely outcome in plain English to a point where I began to look at my cancer as just another problem with a solution. The materials produced by Smarter Medical Care are excellent printed and visual pieces that detail Dr. Rodvien’s thinking on cancer and Doctor/Patient relationships. It’s all online and Bob is accessible. I urge anyone diagnosed with a serious cancer to contact this group. My personal results were excellent, I recovered quickly and I am cancer free four years later.
I must add that my own surgeon was an artist and an overall super cool guy and he took care of the cancer and me, but Smarter Medical Care made a terrifying situation a manageable experience.”
Tom Tucker | Patient
“Health care is delivered in an extremely complex system that is often unpredictable and bewildering, especially for the uninitiated. Smarter Medical Care is an essential centralized educational resource for patients, families, and friends. Smarter Medical Care helps the anxious patient, under-informed family member and well-intentioned friend to prepare for, confront and cope with the many challenges associated with serious illness. Smarter Medical Care delivers the guidance that the clinician might defer at the hospital bedside or office appointment due to constraints of time.
In a stressful situation like an episode of illness, experience alone can be a harsh teacher. For patients and those whom they love, Smarter Medical Care is a compassionate teacher, counselor, and coach, available on demand, to make the journey less of a jostle.”
Matthew Cohen, MD | Gastroenterologist | New Haven, Connecticut