The Playbook

The premier empowering healthcare handbook written by high performing patients and caregivers who have "been there, done that"!

Inside the Playbook you will learn easy but powerful strategies that will:

  • Help you successfully navigate the complex world of diagnosis and medical opinions.
  • Dramatically shorten your healthcare learning curve.
  • Organize your time and energy so you don't just survive, but thrive!
  • Show you why a second opinion (or even a third or fourth) is not only necessary but critical.
  • Transform you from a compliant to engaged mindset.
  • And much, much more!

Coming Soon! - The Opportunity Coach

The only training system of its kind for High Performing Patients™ and Caregivers. The Opportunity Coach™ is the product of more than a decade of research and personal experiences with hundred of patients and caregivers in almost every situation you can imagine.

The Opportunity Coach™ was created to work as your emotional gyroscope when your world is sent spinning by the intensity of your medical challenge. Built on a foundation of gratitude because it is the most powerful catalyst to accessing your resilient self, the Opportunity Coach™ is packed full of powerful information and resources that will empower you to:

  • Spot opportunity in the midst of chaos, adversity, and fear.
  • Trigger emotional healing and win the "inner game".
  • Live above a circumstance and create peace of mind.
  • Transform adversity into a blessing.
  • And much, much more!

The Opportunity Coach™ is a revolutionary resource in the healthcare industry and as it is being reviewed for release, it is being praised by doctors, medical staff, healthcare professionals and even the insurance industry as the critical tool for empowering patients and their loved ones in becoming High Performing Patients™ and Caregivers.

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Empowered!

Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey to becoming Empowered! This is the book that is named for the emotion you will feel after reading just the first few chapters. Why does it resonate so? Because you'll finally hear your voice – that of the patient and the caregiver whose cries for guidance, strategy and tools are finally heard and answered.

Know that:

  • You can take control of your healthcare situation.
  • You can make the healthcare system work for you, not against you.
  • You can conquer confusion, fear, and intimidation and achieve peace of mind.

Jim Skinner, author of this book and founder of The Smart Patient Academy™ skillfully weaves strategy and insight with entertaining stories of resilience and humor that will make you say, "Ah Ha! Somebody finally gets it."

You'll learn:

  • The profile of an "empowered patient".
  • The difference between curing and healing, and how you control the healing process.
  • How to climb the "resilience ladder".
  • How to negotiate medical bills, pay for stuff, navigate insurance and much more...

Empowered! Winning the Game of Healthcare is the first stage of a much more robust training program offered through The Smart Patient Academy called the Opportunity Coach™. The Opportunity Coach™ is the only training system that will turn you into a High Performance Patient™ or Caregiver in bite-sized stages.

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Smart Patient – Smart Money

The Essential Playbook for the New Healthcare Consumer

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What if you could hold the key to saving hundreds of dollars on healthcare, receive the care you're entitled to, and have fun while learning how?

Disguised in an easy-to-read, humorous format, Smart Patient – Smart Money: The Essential Playbook for the New Healthcare Consumer offers practical, creative solutions to common-and frequently overwhelming-issues encountered by nearly everyone who has paid a medical bill. With eighteen years as an insurance consultant and his own experience as a cancer patient, author Jim Skinner-founder of the Smart Patient Academy-has been "your honorary test monkey in our healthcare system." Sparked by his honest, realistic approach, you'll learn how to:

  • Harness insider tips that will keep you smart Make simple sense of networks, deductibles, and the best plan for you.
  • Never pay more than you actually owe.
  • Decode the mystery of prescriptions to your financial advantage.
  • Put the system to work for you as the consumer.

Employing no-nonsense explanations, personal anecdotes, and relatable examples, Smart Patient – Smart Money takes the guesswork away and puts you where you belong-in personal and financial control of the care you deserve.

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Stories With A Purpose Podcast

Want to jump into the SPA laboratory? Take a moment and listen to a Stories With A Purpose podcast to hear first-hand from our laboratory of High Performance Patients and High Performance Caregivers. In fact this is where the concept of high performance patients began.

Stories With A Purpose first broadcasts started as nothing more than a simple platform to give a voice to patients. After doing nearly 100 in-depth interviews however, it has developed into a powerful resource for profiling the development of resilience. Stories With A Purpose is the laboratory where the language of resilience and healing is developed, shared and improved.

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