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Michele Monserratt-Ramos

Docs on Probation: Over 5,100 Californians’ signatures presented to Medical Board of California

Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project Director, Lisa McGiffert, presented over 5,100 Californians’ signatures to the Medical Board of California.

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California Safe Patient activists celebrate progress and testify at Medical Board of California meeting

A week ago, our Consumers Union (CU) Safe Patient Project staff went to sunny California to meet with our network of activists that are working to protect CA patients from medical harm. Find out what we did!

Categories: C. diff, Doctor Accountability, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors, MRSA
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California advocate featured in LA Times on how to research your doctor

Michele Monserratt-Ramos, member of CU’s California Safe Patient Network, was featured in a February 9 Los Angeles Times article on how to research your doctor. Michele has been active on patient safety issues since the tragic death of her husband-to-be, Lloyd Monserratt.

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How to research your doctor’s ratings and record

Where can California consumers go to find information about their doctors? Patient safety advocate Michele Monserratt-Ramos, a member of Consumers Union’s activist network, said consumers should look beyond a doctor’s resume and investigate civil and criminal records, although some important information isn’t available to the public. Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center Director, Dr. John Santa, said to be wary of doctor rating websites that rely on a small sample of patients.

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