Getting the Best From Your Doctor: An Insider's Guide to the Health Care You Deserve / Edition 1

Getting the Best From Your Doctor: An Insider's Guide to the Health Care You Deserve / Edition 1

by Alan N. Schwartz, Richard Jimenez, Tracy Myers, Andrew Solomon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471347175

ISBN-13: 9780471347170

Pub. Date: 08/20/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Drastic changes in health care--the proliferation of management organizations, shrinking insurance plans, and skyrocketing medical costs--are not only complicated and irritating, but may be endangering your well-being. Now in this timely, indispensable guide, four experienced health professionals give you the knowledge and skills you need to get the optimal, quality…  See more details below

Overview

Drastic changes in health care--the proliferation of management organizations, shrinking insurance plans, and skyrocketing medical costs--are not only complicated and irritating, but may be endangering your well-being. Now in this timely, indispensable guide, four experienced health professionals give you the knowledge and skills you need to get the optimal, quality health care essential for you and your family. In clear, honest language they help you navigate the complexities of modern health care as they explain how to:

Find the right doctor for you and your family

Communicate effectively with your doctor

Know and understand your medical rights

Explore all treatment options, from traditional to alternative and combination methods

Create your own medical miracles

Overcome bureaucratic barriers and insurance regulations

Prepare your medical history

Become your own best patient advocate

And much more, including over 40 exercises and tips on Internet research

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471347170
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/20/1998
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY.

Poor Communication: The Curable Disease.

Do You Like Your Doctor?

Is It Time for a Second Opinion?

The Internet.

GETTING ORGANIZED FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Am I Really Sick?

Finding the Right Kind of Doctor for Your Illness.

Getting Organized for Your Appointment.

Preparing Your Medical History.

The Appointment.

OBTAINING EXCELLENT CARE.

The Work-Up.

What Is Your Diagnosis?

Treatment and Healing.

Prognosis.

MANAGED CARE AND MEDICAL INSURANCE.

The Changing World of Medical Insurance and Health Care Delivery Systems.

Managing with Managed Care.

Choosing Your Insurance Coverage.

The Medical Bill.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR MEDICAL RIGHTS.

Your Medical Record.

Medicine, Law, and Ethics: An Overview.

Epilogue: Becoming Your Own Best Patient Advocate.

References and Recommended Reading.

Appendices.

Index.

To the Reader.

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