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Powerful Patient

Powerful Patient


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Joyce and Robin talk with Dr. Roni Zeiger, CEO of SmartPatients, about the resources for cancer patients available through SmartPatients.com

About Smart Patients

Smart Patients is an online community for motivated patients and their families and friends. Here you can learn at your own level about scientific developments related to your condition, share your questions and concerns with other members, and use what you learn in the context of your own life.

We believe patients are the most underutilized resource in healthcare. We've watched patients become experts in their conditions — and we see that their knowledge improves the care they receive. With the right tools, you and other patients can do the same.

The Founders

Smart Patients was founded by Gilles Frydman and Roni Zeiger. Gilles has been a pioneer of online health communities since founding the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) in 1995. Roni is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google, is a part time urgent care doctor, and has been building health software for the last 10 years. Both believe that the next tipping point in medicine includes tapping into the knowledge created by networks of engaged patients.