17 episodes

“The No-Mistake Zone with Leslie Michelson” is a life-changing, healthcare-problem-solving podcast. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness, are managing a chronic condition, or just want to prepare yourself and your family for a lifetime of better health, this exciting new program will inform and entertain with compelling stories, essential insider information, and problem-solving steps that will literally save lives. Leslie Michelson, author of The Patient’s Playbook, uses his 30+ years as a case management expert and patient advocate to help you get the best medical results possible for a broad range of health issues. Co-host and investigative journalist Lisa Sweetingham brings Leslie’s lessons and advice to life through the fascinating stories of everyday people who are facing compelling health care dilemmas.

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“The No-Mistake Zone with Leslie Michelson” is a life-changing, healthcare-problem-solving podcast. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness, are managing a chronic condition, or just want to prepare yourself and your family for a lifetime of better health, this exciting new program will inform and entertain with compelling stories, essential insider information, and problem-solving steps that will literally save lives. Leslie Michelson, author of The Patient’s Playbook, uses his 30+ years as a case management expert and patient advocate to help you get the best medical results possible for a broad range of health issues. Co-host and investigative journalist Lisa Sweetingham brings Leslie’s lessons and advice to life through the fascinating stories of everyday people who are facing compelling health care dilemmas.

    Ep 17 – Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer

    Ep 17 – Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer

    When someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, it can be so hard to know what to say, how to express your support, or whether you should contact them at all.
    In this helpful episode, Leslie shares six simple ways—from small acts of kindness to taking on specific roles—that you can support a friend who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
    >>Check out PatientsPlaybook.com for more resources and helpful health care tips!

    • 15 min
    Ep 16 – Questions to Ask Your Doctor About a Diagnosis

    Ep 16 – Questions to Ask Your Doctor About a Diagnosis

    If you've just been diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, or a chronic condition, if your cancer has come back, or if you've received an abnormal lab test or imaging result—this episode will teach you the questions to ask and the approach to take to make sure that you and your doctor are working together on the exact right diagnosis and treatment.

    • 25 min
    Ep 15 – Emergency! How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Mistakes

    Ep 15 – Emergency! How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Mistakes

    Medical emergencies are, by definition, sudden and unexpected. In this episode of The No-Mistake Zone, you'll learn how to avoid the 5 most common mistakes people make in an emergency.

    • 16 min
    Ep 14 – Three Ways to Stay Healthy in Uncertain Times

    Ep 14 – Three Ways to Stay Healthy in Uncertain Times

    As we move from Obamacare to Trumpcare, a lot of people are wondering: Am I going to lose my coverage or will I have more choices? What’s going to happen to Medicare, to birth control, to the cost of insurance? What is the plan going forward?
    >>Here's the one thing you can control no matter what happens to the healthcare marketplace: You own your health. You are master and commander of your well-being. In this week's episode, Leslie breaks it down to three simple things all of us can do to stay healthy and optimistic as we move forward.

    • 9 min
    Ep13 – What You Need to Know About Immunotherapy

    Ep13 – What You Need to Know About Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy is a new and remarkably effective tool that harnesses the immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells. But it's an imperfect science. Results can take months to appear and, as a recent New York Times story illustrated, some patients have endured scary side effects.
    Today, Leslie is joined by Gregg Britt, President of Private Health Management and an expert in cancer cases, and Dr. Eva Gordon, Vice President of Research and an expert in targeted immunotherapies.
    An invaluable episode for anyone considering immunotherapy for cancer, Leslie, Gregg, and Eva share insider information, including how to find experts, what to expect from treatment, how to protect yourself from side effects, and much more. 
    >>Visit PatientsPlaybook.com for more resources!

    • 25 min
    Ep12 – Chronic Conditions: 3 Steps to Getting the Best Care

    Ep12 – Chronic Conditions: 3 Steps to Getting the Best Care

    When Lyn discovered she had ulcerative colitis, she was in total denial about the fact that this condition was something she'd likely have to deal with for the rest of her life. After taking the time to meet specialists and study the research, she now manages her symptoms more effectively. In this special episode, Leslie draws from more than 30 years of partnering with doctors and patients to reveal the 3 steps you can take now to make sure you're getting the best care for your chronic condition.
    >>Don't miss this important episode of The No-Mistake Zone with Leslie Michelson.
    >>Visit PatientsPlaybook.com for more resources!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Amanda A-M ,

No brainer

This podcast is great for anyone who has ever gotten a scary diagnosis or has a loved one who has. Leslie and the guests he interviews are informative and inspiring. All of us, as healthcare consumers, can and will benefit from hearing and heeding Leslie's expert advice. This is a no brainer.

lissuhM ,

Informative!

This book is a gem. If you're anything like me, and totally clueless on how to approach the healthcare system, this is your go-to guide.

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