Author Archives: Donna M. Post, RN CLNC/Mid-Valley Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc.

About Donna M. Post, RN CLNC/Mid-Valley Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc.

Donna M. Post, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, CLNC, LNCP-C is a Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience ranging from critical care to healthcare management. She currently is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Certified Life Care Planner and the founder of Mid-Valley Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc. http://www.mvlnc.com.

Monitoring your Medication Prescriptions – My Ongoing RANT

Well, periodically I get on my prescription medication rant and your role in making sure your prescriptions are correct. So,  here I go again… I recently went to a client’s home and reviewed their medications.  I noted there was a … Continue reading

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Important Advice for Anyone who Takes 2 or More Medications

**This article is part of my special series about prescription safety. If you or a loved one is currently taking doctor-prescribed medications, it is important that you understand the risks and precautions associated with them. Prescription medications can substantially improve … Continue reading

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Are You Taking too Much of the Same Medication? Top 10 Tips to Avoid Duplication

In a previous post, I talked about making sure you get the correct prescriptions filled. Medication errors can range from a doctor prescribing the wrong medicine to a pharmacy filling the wrong prescription.  Now, I would like to spend a … Continue reading

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Your Health Insurance Claim – DENIED!!!

Have you ever received a denial letter regarding your health insurance coverage?  Do you know of someone who has?  Unfortunately this happens more than I would like to see.   A couple of reasons for denial of your healthcare insurance claim are: Documentation … Continue reading

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What Really Happened to Mom? Private Healthcare Advocates Provide Answers.

Today I was able to do one of my favorite things as a  private healthcare advocate.  That is, providing knowledge and clarity regarding medical conditions and nursing care.  I was contacted by a client who needed to understand his mother’s … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with Your Healthcare Provider

This weekend,  I met with one of my clients.  He had a successful bypass surgery three years ago.  Now, a few years post-surgery, he has gotten his activity level up to walking on a treadmill three miles per day. He … Continue reading

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DO YOU USE NEEDLES OR MEDICAL-RELATED SHARPS AT HOME?

Last week at a client home visit, I happened to be there at the right time to do some health education.  My client is a diabetic and I was there when she was testing her blood sugar.  She had great technique … Continue reading

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Thinking About an In-Home Caregiver? Read Our Quick-Start Guide

Recently I had a nurse colleague reach out to me to find a Patient Advocate in the Chicago area.  As part of the conversation, she mentioned that she was considering getting an in-home caregiver(s) for her mother.  I thought about this and decided … Continue reading

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Happy 2013! 10 Feel-Good Strategies for a Healthier You – Plus A Bonus Strategy

I do not know about you but around here December and the Holidays have gone by at warp speed.  Here are some ideas to decompress and start the New Year off with a little less stress: Since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Your Personal Healthcare Information – “Blue Button® it”

“Blue Button®” & You: 24/7 Access to Your Medical Record We covered an overview of the HITECH Act in our last blog, and now we will delve into how it affects YOU—the patient. HITECH stands for the Health Information Technology … Continue reading

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