Dr. Meredith Gould's medical adventures began when she was seven years old. She is now 63, so that’s a lot of time logged in and around the world of healthcare. As a young woman, Dr. Gould spent countless hours in doctors’ offices and many thousands of unreimbursed dollars on testing and medication.
During her late forties, Dr. Gould decided to shift her focus away from being chronically ill to helping others communicate clearly with healthcare professionals, manage hospitalizations, and die at home with optimal comfort.
Over the years, she has learned how and when to distinguish healing from curing. She is deeply committed to helping others embrace the former, especially when the latter isn’t an option.
Personal experiences plus rigorous training as a sociologist and as a marketing communications professional have shaped Dr. Gould's views about patient empowerment. She views the Medicine X e-Patient community as a safe, smart environment to discuss all this...and more.