In an effort to recover from two decades in Hunter Thompson's "cheap plastic hallway" - network TV news, specifically - I hung out my shingle as a storyteller.
I use my skill as a speaker, writer, producer and erstwhile standup comic to drive change in healthcare and healthcare tech.
How good am I at talking? I talked my way out of police custody in Saudi Arabia. Not bad for a girl, right?
A professional rabble-rouser, I wrote a book about managing medical care, Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift, that's fierce, funny, and became an Amazon best seller.
My purpose in life is to help transform healthcare into the patient-centered wellness machine it wants to be. In 2013, I was a Stanford MedicineX ePatient Scholar. In 2014, I presented at MedX on a patient engagement project I'd worked on, and was also tagged as a patient engagement expert by the World Health Organization.
Let's roll, shall we?