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“You’ll Be Dead in a Year!”—A Patient’s Journey Through the Healthcare System

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07/03/2019Michel Accad, MDAnish Koka

What can we learn from the experience of a 90-year-old patient who is told point-blank, “You’ll be dead in a year!”—and who survives to tell the story?

This is a first of its kind in the annals of the Accad and Koka Report. The episode starts with a 15-minute interview conducted by Dr. Koka with a patient of his about her journey through the healthcare system. After the interview, Accad and Koka have an in-depth conversation—prompted by the patient’s testimony—about what to take into consideration when making decisions for elderly patients who contemplate expensive and risky procedures.

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Michel Accad, MD

Michel Accad, MD, practices cardiology and internal medicine in San Francisco, offering individualized care in a free-market setting. His blog about health care and medicine is He also co-hosts the Accad And Koa Report podcast.

Anish Koka

Anish Koka, MD, is a cardiologist in Philadelpia, Pennsylvania. His practice is Koka Cardiology. He co-hosts the Accad and Koa Report podcast.

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