Month: January 2018

The Jello-Like Nature of Healthcare Navigation in Israel

The other day I reached the front of the line of my kupah’s pharmacy and met with a huge shock.  Apparently, my new, digitally signed, prescriptions had been automatically forwarded to the pharmacy computer and I could pick up the next two months’ worth of my medication, without even bringing in the prescription! (The little …

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Which Medical Specialist Does A Senior Citizen Really Need?

About 15 years ago, a good friend of the family, who was about 65 at the time, started feeling chest pains, dizziness, and nausea as she was on her way to work. The pains were strong enough, that she turned around and drove herself to the hospital. It turns out she was at the beginning …

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Ask Aviva #13: What do I do if the hearing test is only in 6 months?

Dear Aviva, My hearing aids are beginning to go, and I think I’m in need of a new pair. However, when I called the number to make an appointment, they told me they only had openings in 6 months? What do I do! Sincerely, Hard of Hearing in Hertzaliya   Dear Hard of Hearing, It …

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