So the reality is that doctors are seeing patients for less and less time. This means doctors have even less time to try and research your symptoms or possible rare diseases. Patients will need to educate and advocate for themselves more and more as a result. One way to do this is to download the Isabel app. This is a symptom checker that can help you to lead doctors down the right path to get you the treatment you need within their limited time!
Understand Your Insurance (here are some links to help)
Check out a link to non-profit that helps people with disabilities prepare for the education they will need to have success. http://ccrs.osepideasthatwork.org