Penny Wise

Updated:   6/14/2013
Contains:  30 items
This collection contains articles from the "Penny Wise" department of Neurology Now. Penny Wise offers advice on the finanical side of managing neurologic conditions. Sign up to receive an alert by email or RSS when a new article from Penny Wise is added to this collection: Go to the "Collection Alerts" box in the right-hand column.

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Five Questions to Ask About Health Insurance: Whether you're thinking of buying an Obamacare plan or have already signed up, here's what you need to know.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 10(4):24-27, August/September 2014.

The Affordable Care Act introduced into law protections for people with neurologic conditions. But with the explosion of new plans, patients are running into problems. Here's what you need to know about Obamacare.

Choosing Wisely: Don't Waste Your Money on Unnecessary Medical Care

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(2):23-25, April-May 2013.

In 2009, an estimated $750 billion dollars were spent on wasted medical services. So, which medical tests are being overprescribed? In this article, neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., reports on the AAN's top five picks for neurologic treatments and tests that may be overused, and explains how to choose your care more wisely.

Revocable Living Trusts: How to structure a living trust for someone with a neurologic condition.

Shenkman, Martin

Neurology Now. 9(1):32-34, February-March 2013.

Offers expert advice on how to structure a living trust for someone with a neurologic condition.

Be Prepared!: How to make the most of office time with your neurologist.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 8(6):28-32, December-january 2012.

Are you making the most of your office visit? Neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., and her colleagues share their tips on how to plan ahead, use your appointment time wisely, and communicate effectively in order to get the best care. This is must-read advice for patients and caregivers alike.

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