51 min

59. Patient Empowerment + Guide for Navigating Healthcare (with Dr. Kelsy Rayl‪)‬ Hope Survives | Brain Injury Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

A major part of living with brain injury can become the doctors appointments, therapies, and healthcare system - but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Dr. Kelsy Rayl is here to walk us through some steps to be more empowered as a patient, including practical tools on what to do to show up at appointments informed and get the most out of them. We also discuss managing symptoms in appointments, identifying personal recovery goals, and how to find the right medical team. It is important to know which doctors will help you to do which things, so that you can get your needs and symptoms addressed. 

This is an encouraging and very important conversation for anyone navigating the healthcare system post-brain injury. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, or family member listening - you'll leave more empowered and informed to know that you can take an active role in this healthcare journey!



0:00 Intro

5:30 Introducing Dr. Kelsy

8:30 Identity Post-Brain Injury

9:40 Lifestyle Change of Dr. Appts

13:30 Patient Empowerment

16:30 Identifying Strengths/Limits

17:45 Provider Perspective

19:00 Understanding Roles of Different Providers

30:15 Managing Symptoms w/ Appts.

36:00 Practical Tips for Documentation

42:15 Identifying & Prioritizing Recovery Goals

47:40 Seeking Second Opinions

48:45 Self-Advocacy

50:00 Words of Hope



Connect with Dr. Kelsy: @drkelsyrayl_dpt



CONNECT

Join the online community & monthly zoom support group: hopeafterheadinjury.com/community

Listen to Cristabelle's new "Hope Survives" single on all music streaming platforms!

Hosted by Cristabelle Braden: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com

Hope After Head Injury: @hopeafterheadinjury | hopeafterheadinjury.com

Brain Injury Bible Study: @braininjurybiblestudy | braininjurybiblestudy.com

Thank you to Council on Brain Injury for supporting this podcast by providing a microphone as part of their grant program to the brain injury community. Check out the amazing work done by CoBI at: councilonbraininjury.com



This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.

More: hopesurvivespodcast.com

A major part of living with brain injury can become the doctors appointments, therapies, and healthcare system - but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Dr. Kelsy Rayl is here to walk us through some steps to be more empowered as a patient, including practical tools on what to do to show up at appointments informed and get the most out of them. We also discuss managing symptoms in appointments, identifying personal recovery goals, and how to find the right medical team. It is important to know which doctors will help you to do which things, so that you can get your needs and symptoms addressed. 

This is an encouraging and very important conversation for anyone navigating the healthcare system post-brain injury. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, or family member listening - you'll leave more empowered and informed to know that you can take an active role in this healthcare journey!



0:00 Intro

5:30 Introducing Dr. Kelsy

8:30 Identity Post-Brain Injury

9:40 Lifestyle Change of Dr. Appts

13:30 Patient Empowerment

16:30 Identifying Strengths/Limits

17:45 Provider Perspective

19:00 Understanding Roles of Different Providers

30:15 Managing Symptoms w/ Appts.

36:00 Practical Tips for Documentation

42:15 Identifying & Prioritizing Recovery Goals

47:40 Seeking Second Opinions

48:45 Self-Advocacy

50:00 Words of Hope



Connect with Dr. Kelsy: @drkelsyrayl_dpt



CONNECT

Join the online community & monthly zoom support group: hopeafterheadinjury.com/community

Listen to Cristabelle's new "Hope Survives" single on all music streaming platforms!

Hosted by Cristabelle Braden: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com

Hope After Head Injury: @hopeafterheadinjury | hopeafterheadinjury.com

Brain Injury Bible Study: @braininjurybiblestudy | braininjurybiblestudy.com

Thank you to Council on Brain Injury for supporting this podcast by providing a microphone as part of their grant program to the brain injury community. Check out the amazing work done by CoBI at: councilonbraininjury.com



This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.

More: hopesurvivespodcast.com

51 min