trust yourself


Reina S. Weiner is an inspiring published author, supportive mentor and a fun, enthusiastic speaker. In her former career, Reina was a dedicated Oncology Representative, a National Oncology Trainer within the pharmaceutical industry and a dynamic Adjunct Professor for nursing students.

Reina was taught very lovingly by her parents that trusting yourself and asking for what you need were the keys to success. They were right!! Those personal philosophies and Reina’s professional experiences have played a huge part in her ability to thrive as an active, live your life today – #whywait – cancer survivor. Reina’s “real book,” as she likes to call it, is entitled – Trust Your Doctor, but Not That Much – Be Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate.  It’s a far more in-depth, informative roadmap essential for any of us humans who ever visits a healthcare provider. Not just for the big, bad stuff, but the little, annoying stuff as well.

As you navigate through your own healthcare journey, do remember to help yourself to a spoonful of sugar.  It really does make the medicine go down a lot easier.

You can find Reina on the back of her husband’s motorcycle when the weather is warm and sunny. When it’s cold out, try  #whywait #ask4whatuneed.

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Trust your Doctor…
but Not That Much

An essential roadmap for improved communication, advocacy and effective collaboration with your physician for health issues, large and small.

“Remarkable candid and helpful advice on how to collaborate with your doctor! A perfect gift for someone with any new diagnosis.”

-W.Victoria Morehouse, M.D.

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why i choose to thrive

Many years ago when I learned I had a health problem I got the best advice I could have received – live your life! I have taken that advice to heart and LIVE every day. I could, of course, lie on the couch moaning and groaning, but that would be such a waste of time. In writing Trust Your Doctor, but Not That Much – Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate, also speaking and mentoring, my hope/my goal is to encourage, support and motivate others to advocate for themselves, trust themselves and most definitely live the fullest life they are able to. I don’t go bungee jumping (I’m not that gutsy!), but I did climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge (tethered to it), been in an open cockpit airplane (think Snoopy) and very often enjoy the ride on the back of my husband’s motorcycle. So, really – #whywait.


“This amazing book provides a unique perspective  – from the inside – of being diagnosed with cancer, going through therapy, with the attendant recommendations, care, treatment and follow-up. It is hands-on with valuable advice while still keeping a positive outlook on the future. Every person diagnosed with cancer and every doctor treating cancer patients should read this book!”

Ola Landgren, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Myeloma Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“This timely book is packed with wise and thoughtful advice on how we can best advocate for our own health, or for that of a loved one.  Written in Reina’s warm, engaging and supportive voice, it is peppered throughout with relevant and often humorous personal anecdotes. I have no doubt that following Reina’s counsel will lead you to improved health outcomes. There’s plenty of great advice for health care professionals as well, from a very experienced and articulate patient.”

J. Noe, PharmD BCOP, Co-owner PDstat

Just before my emergency surgical procedure I remembered Reina Weiner’s advice to “trust your doctor, but not that much. ”I questioned my doctor regarding a pre-op procedure. He made a change and all went well. Thanks, Reina, for helping me be“my own, best healthcare advocate.”


“When my partner was diagnosed with cancer the first person I called was Reina.”


“Reina is one of the strongest, most inspirational people I know.”


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