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Maria Hester, M.D.


Dr. A. Maria Hester is a board certified internal medicine specialist with a passion for patient empowerment/education. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1992. Her strength lies in her ability to communicate complex medical topics in lay terms.

She recently completed an innovative patient engagement app that scans, records, and alarms to remind patients to refill their medications and keep their doctor’s appointments. The Patient Whiz app for iOS also empowers users to optimize their medical care, lower their medical bills, and keep vital health records with them at all times.

Dr. Hester has an extensive background in educating the public as an author, editor, and blogger. She is currently a blogger for e-Hospitalists News, an online trade publication of Elsevier. Her blog, Teachable Moments, teaches other physicians ways to empower their patients. In addition, she is the geriatrics editor for http://BellaOnline.com.

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Posts by Maria Hester, M.D.:

  • Now You Can Bargain Shop For High Quality Hospital Care

  • June 7th, 2013
    So you are fairly healthy, don’t have many medical problems, and don’t foresee needing to be admitted to the hospital anytime soon. But what if you do become acutely ill and are rushed to an emergency room? Let’s [...]

  • The Doctor Will See Your Now So Be Ready

  • May 8th, 2013
    So, you waited three weeks to get an appointment, and then spent 90 minutes in your doctor’s waiting room anxiously flipping thru old, worn out magazines. Your heart raced each time his nurse opened the door, hoping [...]