April 22, 2022

Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Frustrated with the health care system? Want to improve health care access, affordability, and transparency for you or a loved one? Learn how to make your voice heard by decision-makers on Capitol Hill by joining us for our 2022 #WeThePatient Fly-In happening on June 14th and 15th in Washington, D.C. 

Terry and Dr. Bob outline the top policy priorities for the chronic illness community and fibromyalgia patient advocate Melissa Talwar underscores the importance of patient advocacy and how you can embark on your own advocacy journey.

And field correspondent Kate Pecora takes listeners international with her conversation with Megan Staley, who gives listeners a look into her life with Behcet’s and endometriosis.


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent


Megan Staley, Patient Advocate

Melissa Talwar, Executive Director, Support Fibromyalgia Network


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