“Smarter Medical Care provides a much needed resource to patients and families undergoing serious illness. Utilizing a friendly, compassionate tone, its videos and podcasts help people learn to communicate better with their healthcare providers and support systems in a simple, straightforward way. In these days of rapidly changing healthcare environments, Smarter Medical Care allows people to learn about difficult subjects in an easy to navigate format at their own pace, whether through watching videos on the website itself, or through podcasts that may be listened to at home, in the car, or while out for a walk. The overall message is that the site is there to help, that everyone deserves the right to learn and communicate in the healthcare system in a way that improves quality of life, even in the face of serious situations.”

Diane Zagerman

Oncology Nurse, San Francisco, California