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Damon Vaughn is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller “The story of my life.”

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Check out Dr. Rochester’s Kevin MD article about how you can use smartphones to improve your medical care. Click HERE to read the article. Dr. Rochester’s article about her transition from clinical medicine to entrepreneurship was published on KevinMD. Click HERE to read more about what motivated her to create Your GPS Doc, LLC. Dr. Rochester’s KevinMD article about her transition to entrepreneurship was featured in Physician On FIRE’s The Sunday Best Dr. Rochester’s article, “What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know WILL Hurt You” is referenced in Dr. Deborah Burton’s article, “7 Lies Parents Need to Stop Telling Their Child’s Physician“, which appeared in the Huffington Post. Dr. Rochester was featured in “How to Choose the Best Retirement Facility for Yourself or a Loved One” in Money Talks News. Check out Dr. Rochester’s podcast interview with Jana Panarites of Agewyz Media Group LLC to learn more about her caregiving journey and why she founded Your GPS Doc, LLC. Dr. Rochester participated in a panel along with Wala Blegay, J.D. to discuss the future of healthcare for communities of color.
Dr. Rochester contributed to an article for massmutual.com, “The Changing Role of the Caregiver”. Click here to read the article. Dr. Rochester was interviewed by Tammy Flynn on the On-Air Advocate Podcast about her experiences caring for her father (who had vascular dementia) and how it inspired the creation of Your GPS Doc, LLC.
Dr. Rochester contributed to two articles for Philips Lifeline: “Understanding the Implications of a Parent’s ER Visit” and “Seniors: Implications of a Trip to the ER Dr. Rochester contributed to an article on caring.com, “How to Handle Power of Attorney for a Parent with Dementia”. Click here to read the article. Dr. Rochester was interviewed for a second time by Tammy Flynn of the On-Air Advocate Podcast. “The Caregiver’s Guide to Organizational Tools and Strategies with Your GPS Doc.”
Dr. Rochester contributed to an article on howstuffworks.com, “Should Doctors Have to Pay Patients for Running Late?” Click here to read the article. Dr. Rochester shared her caregiving experiences with Lynette Whiteman, the host of “On the Frontlines of Caregiving” podcast on Blog Talk Radio. Click here to listen. Dr. Rochester’s personal caregiving journey was highlighted in Modern Healthcare’s Free From Harm series. Click here to read the article. Dr. Rochester was featured on 4SistersLive, a broadcast show that connects the community with resources in business, education, health, finance, and politics. Check out her interview beginning at 1:00:14.
Dr. Rochester contributed to the article, How to Be a Smart e-Health Consumer on www.getold.com. Dr. Rochester was quoted in the article, “How Can I Be Better Prepared For My Doctor’s Visits” on www.getold.com Dr. Rochester contributed to the Reader’s Digest article, 13 Health Insurance Tricks That Can Save You Thousands“. Dr. Rochester shared her personal and professional insights about the challenges caregivers face when navigating the healthcare system in the article, “Recognizing the Caregiver in the Room” published by eviCore Health. Dr. Rochester shares her personal entrepreneurial journey in an interview with Gresham Harkless of CEO Blog Nation for the I am CEO Podcast. Dr. Rochester shared tips for college students as they begin to navigate the healthcare system independently on this episode of the Collegehood Advice podcast with Katy Oliveira. Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to listen on collegehoodadvice.com. Dr. Rochester talked with Tandy Elisala, host of the Empowered Family Caregiver podcast, about ways family caregivers can effectively navigate a hospital stay. Click here to listen. To get Dr. Rochester’s free guide: “What to Do When Your Loved One is Hospitalized”, click here. Dr. Rochester contributed to the article “9 Things to Consider When Relocating an Aging Loved One” on www.aplaceformom.com. Dr. Rochester contributed to the article “4 Ways to Prepare for Open Enrollment” on www.bestcompany.com. Dr. Rochester shared additional information about open enrollment in the article, “Pitfalls to Avoid During Open Enrollment” on bestcompany.com. Dr. Rochester shared her insights about men and why they avoid the doctor in the article, “The Psychological Reason Men Hate Going to the Doctor” on www.fatherly.com. Dr. Rochester contributed to the article, “38% of Americans Unaware the ACA is Still in Effect” on www.healthexec.com. Dr. Rochester discussed her experience with healthcare providers as a caregiver, her vision for a better healthcare system and her idea for a TEDx talk on the Speaking Your Brand podcast with Carol Cox. Click here to listen. Dr. Rochester shared her caregiving journey in “Caring for an Aging Parent When Finances are Tight” on makechange.inspiration.com. Dr. Rochester shared her caregiving journey on the VOICES blog for caregivingadvice.com. Dr. Rochester shared important health tips in the article, “College Students and their Health”, featured on summerbeforecollege.com, a popular website for parents of college and college-bound students.
Dr. Rochester was featured in the article “Survey: Obamacare Confusion Looms Over Open Enrollment” in InsuranceQuotes.com. Dr. Rochester was interviewed on the Happy Healthy Caregiver Podcast with Elizabeth Miller. She shared her caregiving journey, how caregivers can advocate for their loved ones in healthcare settings, and so much more!
Dr. Rochester was featured on Good Morning Washington in a segment about college health. She shared important tips to help college-bound students manage their own health, tips for parents regarding health insurance and other pitfalls, and provided a demo of her DIY first aid kit.
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Dr. Rochester was interviewed by entrepreneur, producer, and media/entertainment mogul Rushion McDonald on Money Making Conversations. https://www.spreaker.com/user/9983020/mmc-dr-nicole-rochester-full-interview Dr. Rochester discussed tips for navigating the healthcare system with Dr. Heather Hammerstedt on her podcast, Curate Your Health. Click HERE to listen.
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Why I Created Your GPS Doc

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

In Simon Sinek’s iconic book Start with Why he states, “Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY-- our driving purpose, cause or belief-- never changes.” So I am going to start with my WHY. Two months after having my first child, my mother died from leukemia. I had just finished my second year of medical school and had very little knowledge of clinical medicine. From my perspective, the doctors and nurses took very good care of her. She was being treated at a renowned university hospital with

3 Things Every College-Bound Student/Parent Needs to Know About Healthcare

By |August 7th, 2020|Categories: Health literacy|Tags: , , , , |

(updated 8/7/20) My rising junior moves into her off-campus apartment in 2 weeks. I have been reflecting on her first move-in day two years ago. Like most freshmen parents, we had spent a lot of time shopping for twin XL sheets, storage bins, a micro-fridge, and various other items to furnish her room away from home. These are important elements of college preparation. However, as a doctor-mom, I know there is a critical element of this transition that most college-bound students and their parents ignore. When students go off to

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