Author Archives: vickirackner

What is the Affordable Care Act and What Does it Mean for You?

Fasten your seat belts, because we’re in for a wild health care ride. The Affordable Care Act–commonly called ObamaCare– represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of our healthcare system since the inception of Medicare in 1965. We all want the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Help for Grover’s Disease

Are you or a loved one managing Grover’s Disease? Want to learn more?  I’ve created a special booklet  that you and your loved ones want–and need to know to enjoy optimal health.  It answers 10 questions like: What is  Grover’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Importance of a Warm Welcome

by Dr. Vicki Rackner Today I had the honor of taping a public service announcement  for Bartell Drugs.  I went to the studio that houses the station I listen to in my car so often– Seattle’s Warm 106.9.  As I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Are you More Like an Aspirin–or a Vitamin?

by Dr. Vicki Rackner If someone were to describe you, would they say you’re more like an aspirin or a vitamin? Not that you literally prescribe aspirin or vitamins.  However, you help your patients, clients or sources of referrals achieve … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, Chronic pain, Healthy living, The Caregiver Club | Tagged | Leave a comment

3 Weight Loss Tips

Imagine standing in front of a mirror and seeing a trim toned body. You can get there! How do I know? As a doctor I’ve witnessed my patients make remarkable transformations; as a health coach I’ve seen clients do it. … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, Healthy living | Leave a comment

Does Caregiving Make You Fat?

If you have put on a few pounds since you’ve started caring for an aging parent or sick partner, you’re not alone. Many choices reasonable caregivers make under stressful circumstances contribute to weight gain. Less exercise.  “My walk seems like … Continue reading

Posted in Aging parents, Caregiving, The Caregiver Club, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Exchange the Gift of Stories

Dr. Vicki Rackner Want to make your holiday dinner really special?  Ask people around the table to share stories. Here are some questions that might get the ball rolling: What were the holidays like when you were a child?  What … Continue reading

Posted in Aging parents, Caregiving, The Caregiver Club | Leave a comment

Poison Control Serves Seniors

When you think of poisoning risks, you may think of kids.  Poison control centers also serve seniors. Let’s say your loved one runs into medication glitches.  Maybe they accidentally double the dose of medication, take a spouse’s meds or drop … Continue reading

Posted in Aging parents, Caregiving, The Caregiver Club | Leave a comment

How Hospice and Pain Clinics Can Attract More Patients 2 of 3

Developing relationships with people who refer patients accelerates your practice growth. In this video, learn the three steps to a meaningful conversation that will lead to more referrals.

Posted in Caregiving, Pain Stompers | Leave a comment

The Healing Power of Pets

Do you think your pet has healing powers?  I bet you’re right! This past week I got to tell some stories about my special four-legged companion Elvira.  This chocolate lab was a healer.   There was something special about her; … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, The Caregiver Club, Uncategorized | Leave a comment