Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a former Rhodes Scholar. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother's long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. She has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, Washington Post and Teen Vogue, and has appeared on the ABC News, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and the award-winning HBO documentary Reporter.
Dr. Wen speaks regularly across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, and Africa to on simple yet effective ways for patients to take control of their health and her new book, When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.
We are thrilled to have her join us tonight as Lisa Pasbjerg, executive coach and CEO of Focused Coaching asks her to help us to understand exactly what happens when doctors don't listen, and what healthcare providers and patients can do to prevent the potentially dangerous, and often, very costly effects of the misdiagnoses that are likely to follow. Don't miss this important and engaging interview; it could very well save the life of you, or someone you love!