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Larry Fagan is a great example of what a difference it make when patients and families do everything in their power to help their medical team - and the medical team welcomes it. Larry and Dave discuss the important of understanding the decision process that the care team will go through, how critical it is to understand the disease itself and the treatment options, and the benefits of joining online medical groups. For show notes and links to topics discussed in this episode, visit http://touchpoint.health/shows/power-of-the-patient/. About Larry Fagan Lawrence Fagan’s research interests have been at the intersection of computers and medical care since 1975.  He helped run the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at Stanford University for nearly thirty years. His current research interest is in the area of patient-focused participatory medicine and patient safety. Lawrence received his undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Science (Artificial Intelligence) from MIT, his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his MD from the University of Miami. He was elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics.

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