Being an Engaged Patient

Across Colorado, patients are advocating for their own needs, knowing their own bodies, and not accepting that something couldn’t be done to improve their health. They seek out alternative medicine treatments and form relationships with other providers, like wellness counselors and personal trainers. Many Coloradans are taking personal responsibility for their health care needs.

Dell – Durango, CO

Dell, of Durango, CO shares her health story. She talks about her cancer diagnosis, invasive surgeries, and subsequent care. Dell also describes the benefits of a health navigator and how she took her health care into her own hands.

“That first month [of a health challenge] is hell. Because of not knowing who to believe or what to believe, and all of the opportunities and all of the options that are available to you. That is really difficult.”

 

Listen to other stories of Coloradans’ experiences of engaging in their own health:

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