By Cynthia Chmielewski | Posted - Aug 27th, 2020

 

 

 

 

HealthTree University: Becoming an Empowered Patient (Part 1 of 2)

You are at the center of your myeloma care! Everyone around you is a part of the solution to your disease, but you are the one in control. Becoming a more empowered and engaged myeloma patient is absolutely crucial to getting the best treatment and the best long-term outcomes. You are your own best advocate, and here in this week’s HealthTree University curriculum we’ll show you how to advocate for yourself!

Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about these important areas of your disease. By creating a HealthTree account, in HealthTree University you can:

  • Save and keep track of your progress in the courses
  • Get points for answering quiz questions
  • Bookmark videos
  • Take notes
  • Earn prizes [COMING SOON]
  • And get access to all the other incredible features of HealthTree!

 

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5.01 - Why is it important to become your own best advocate?

Featuring:

  • Jenny Ahlstrom, Founder and President of the Myeloma Crowd
  • Morie Gertz, MD, MACP of Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Jim Omel, MD, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Jack Aieillo, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Gary Petersen, Myeloma Patient Advocate

5.02 - How can I educate myself about myeloma?

Featuring:

  • Cynthia Chmielewski, HealthTree University Director, Patient Advocate
  • Jenny Ahlstrom, Founder and President of the Myeloma Crowd
  • Jim Omel, MD, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Jack Aieillo, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Gary Petersen, Myeloma Patient Advocate
  • Courtenay Thompson, Patient Advocate
  • Morie Gertz, MD, MACP of Mayo Clinic, Rochester

5.03 - What information should I know about my myeloma?

Featuring:

  • Jim Omel, MD, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Jack Aieillo, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Gary Petersen, Myeloma Patient Advocate
  • Morie Gertz, MD, MACP of Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Joshua Richter, MD of Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

5.04 - What records should I be keeping and how will HealthTree help me stay organized?

Featuring:

  • Jenny Ahlstrom, Founder and President of the Myeloma Crowd
  • Jack Aieillo, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Jim Omel, MD, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Gary Petersen, Myeloma Patient Advocate

5.05 - How can I use my clinic time effectively - what should I be discussing with my doctor?

Featuring:

  • Cynthia Chmielewski, HealthTree University Director, Patient Advocate
  • Jack Aieillo, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Jim Omel, MD, Myeloma Patient Advocate, Support Group Leader
  • Gary Petersen, Myeloma Patient Advocate
  • Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD of University of Nebraska

Want more?

We have over 200 HealthTree University videos online at university.healthtree.org! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!

Other HealthTree University Classes:

  1. Myeloma Basics Part 1
  2. Myeloma Basics Part 2
  3. Myeloma Basics Part 3
  4. Building Your HealthCare Team
  5. Becoming an Empowered Patient
  6. Starting Myeloma Treatment
  7. Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
  8. Precursor Conditions
  9. Relapsed and Refractory MM Treatment
  10. Myeloma Bone Disease
  11. Testing, Monitoring MM Markers
  12. [BETA] Multiple Myeloma Genetics and Precision Medicine
  13. Classes of Myeloma Drugs
  14. [BETA] COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma
 
Cynthia Chmielewski
About the Author

Cynthia Chmielewski - Cynthia Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University.

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