Just Diagnosed?

Your doctor just gave you a new diagnosis, and you've got questions.

 

So you Google it.

Don't Google it.

Typing your disease or condition into the search bar is like waving hundred dollar bills in Grand Central Terminal at rush hour. There's a chance you'll make it through unscathed, but probably not.

The internet simply has too much unfiltered information and it doesn't take into account your personal prognosis. You'll find confusing medical terms, matter-of-fact health statistics presented without a shred of empathy, and loads of conflicting information that may or may not have anything to do with what you need to know in the early days after your diagnosis.  

Wouldn't you rather find out what you really need to know from someone who's been in your shoes? A patient like you, but with a background in medical writing? Someone who's done the Googling for you and then translated it into English and wrapped it in compassion?

Jen Singer and her cat Ben

I'm Jen Singer, a heart failure patient, cancer survivor, and seasoned medical writer for some of New York City's most prestigious hospitals.

For years, my job was to translate healthcare information from "medicalese" so that laypeople could understand it, and then infuse it with empathy.

Now I've done that for you in two ebooks that are designed to feel like you've called a knowing friend of a friend who has also received your diagnosis, understands how you feel, and can address your questions without scaring or confusing you.

The Just Diagnosed Guides

What You Need to Know Now (without Googling it)

A $400 value for only $10 each!

A must-read for anyone just diagnosed with heart failure.

What you need to know about sarcoidosis now. 

If I sat down with you over (decaf) coffee and explained--at the rates I charge New York City's top medical centers--what you need to know when you're first diagnosed with heart failure, it would be a $400 value.

But I've written it all down in short, information-rich ebooks designed for when you're just diagnosed.

Value: $400

Your price: $10 each

If you're not fully satisfied with the ebook within 30 days, I'll give you your money back.

Here's what you'll get:

A script for calling your doctor's office so that busy gatekeepers don't dismiss you.

How to make the most of your time with your doctor, even if you have "White Coat Syndrome."

The best thing you can get from online patient support groups, after moral support.

How to make sense of all the "medicalese."

The number one thing caregivers should do for the patient. (Hint: It's not cheerleading.)

Why listen to me?

I am a patient, too, and I know how scary and confusing it can be to navigate medical information when you're first diagnosed.

I'm also a medical writer, so I know how to synthesize information and home in on what you really need to know now.

I have more empathy (and more humor) than "Dr. Google" typically has.

I have had more than my fair share of scans and scopes, and I'll share with you how to be your own "Medical Enforcer."

What others are saying

Melanie D.

"With grit, wit, and honesty, Jen offers hope to patients while answering questions they may fear to ask."

Rick C.

"Things medical can feel complicated and cold. Jen brings warmth and understanding that touches your very soul."

Kim K.

"Jen is that medical insider we all need to provide a buffer from the sometimes impersonal healthcare system."

Jen Singer in hospital

As a patient, I've navigated some pretty big diagnoses, sat through chemo drips, had pacemakers installed, and snagged the last of the cherry Jell-O in post-op. I've been through echocardiograms, I've seen the inside of numerous PET scan machines, and I've watched nurses search for-ow!-a suitable vein.

I've also read dry medical research papers, watched open-heart surgeries on YouTube (and that was before I had a heart condition), and deciphered the real story behind survival rates on the internet.

I'll share what you really need to know when you're just diagnosed without scaring or confusing you.

A must-read for anyone just diagnosed with heart failure.

Everything you need to know about sarcoidosis now.