EDUCATING PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ON THE CURAWAVE TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS
When a patient is able to ask you, their physician, specific questions about their treatment options, it empowers them to be an integral part of their own health care. WHO defines empowerment as “a process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their health.”
We at INSIGHTEC strongly believe in provide patients with the knowledge that will help them make appropriate decisions concerning their health. Our goal is to provide trusted, accurate and easy to understand information for patients and their families.
According to the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Survey of US Health Care Consumers, 52% of consumers report searching online for healthcare information and the use of social media and patient portals is growing.
That’s why we created a patient website dedicated to women with uterine fibroids - www.uterine-fibroids.org. This website provides comprehensive information about uterine fibroids, including the advantages and disadvantages of the available treatment options.
When a patient hears another patient’s story, one who suffers from the same medical condition, it can help make them feel more at ease about selecting a specific treatment option. That’s why we create patient animations which relay a real patient’s experience with INSIGHTEC’s focused ultrasound treatment.
Irit is a gym teacher who suffered from symptomatic uterine fibroids. Although her physician suggested hysterectomy as the preferred option, she was reluctant to undergo surgery to remove her uterus. In the animation, she shares her feelings following the non-invasive Curawave treatment that cured her of her symptoms.
CLICK HERE for Patient Testimonial: “My name is Irit, and I don’t have uterine fibroids anymore.”
INSIGHTEC has a global reach and therefore has taken patient education a step farther by creating localized versions of our patient materials. For example, besides English, Irit’s video is also available in Italian, German and Hebrew.
What if my patient wants to hear more…?
If your patients are interested in hearing more about the non-invasive Curawave treatment for uterine fibroids, please tell them to visit our patient website: www.uterine-fibroids.org. If you have any additional ideas on tools that can help you educate your patients, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at email@example.com.