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Online since 1989, Dave used every resource at his disposal: a strong mental attitude, online research, great treatment at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess, online medical records, an online journal for family and friends, and online forum of kidney cancer patients. He beat the disease in less than a year, then discovered "e-patients," who participate actively in their healthcare. He began blogging as e-Patient Dave.
An accomplished speaker and writer before his illness, today Dave is engaged in opening health information directly to patients, as public speaker, policy consultant, and Founding Co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He's testified in Washington, appeared in Time, US News & World Report, the Boston Globe, and was named to the HealthLeaders "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better."
"This is the first time in my life I've felt I have a calling," says Dave, "something I can't get away from: it's what I need to do. I've had plenty of fulfilling jobs in a great career, but not a calling. This is it."
Written by my friend Dave deBronkart, an expert in the e-patient or patient empowerment movement. This is about his recovery from cancer.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Your friends and family members who have Stage IV cancer have to want to live; I found this book thought-provoking and encourage with many good ideas, but in the end it didn't help... Read morePublished 22 months ago by S. L. Montag
I purchased e-Patient Dave's book for a friend who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, hoping it would be source of inspiration. Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by Adam Flaherty
I first heard Dave's amazing story at the ePatient Connections Conference in the fall of 2009. He brought many of us to tears and all of us to our feet with his inspirational and... Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Eileen OBrien
Plato said that physicians should experience all diseases to do their art well. After reading Dave's story about his battle with stage IV cancer, I understand why. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by Dermdoc
I was surprisingly captivated by 'Laugh, Sing, and Eat like a Pig.' I say "surprisingly" because I began reading knowing I have no medical expertise at all, so I expected to just... Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by MLincoln
This book has a very "healthy" perspective for anyone facing a life-threatening illness. Rather than picture a battle between himself and the "evil" cancer cells, Dave gave his... Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by suee
More than a cancer book. More than a journal of Dave's story. Help for all patients who are fighting for their lives or health.
Dave's ideas and example are contagious. Read more
As someone living with two incurable chronic illnesses, I didn't think that I could relate to someone who 'beat' cancer. Well, I was wrong. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Lisa Emrich