All posts by Jennifer Brokaw

Dr. Jennifer Brokaw worked for fourteen years as a board-certified emergency physician before becoming a private consultant, patient advocate, writer, and speaker on the topics of end-of-life planning, medical decision-making and medical advocacy.

Mapping Your End of Life Choices

Jane Brody spoke with me for this article on the importance and complexity of advance health care directives. Only a quarter of adults have advance ...

/ June 18, 2012
Commonwealth Club Forum

No One Understands Health Care Costs

It's really incredible how little we understand our healthcare. Even worse, doctors have no idea how much they spend when they order tests.

/ April 24, 2012
Commonwealth Club Forum

New Approaches to Patient Care and Advocacy

On March 8, 2012, I took part in the forum at the Commonwealth Club of California.

/ March 10, 2012