Savvy Mom's Guide to Medical Care: Everything You Need to Know to Get Top Quality Care for Your Child from One of the Nation's Leading Physicians

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What your best friend would tell you if she were a pediatrician

As a pediatrician and mother, Dr. Pamela Gallin has spent years fielding questions from patients and friends, such as: Should I tell my pediatrician that I'm getting a second opinion? Do you think our local suburban hospital is good enough for my baby's hernia operation? Why won't my doctor prescribe antibiotics over the phone for my kid's ear infection? Why does my pediatrician ...

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What your best friend would tell you if she were a pediatrician

As a pediatrician and mother, Dr. Pamela Gallin has spent years fielding questions from patients and friends, such as: Should I tell my pediatrician that I'm getting a second opinion? Do you think our local suburban hospital is good enough for my baby's hernia operation? Why won't my doctor prescribe antibiotics over the phone for my kid's ear infection? Why does my pediatrician always ask him how he's doing in school?

Nothing makes a parent feel more frightened or vulnerable than a sick child. But parents don't need to know how to practice medical care, they need to know how to arrange it, because most parents still rely on the doctor when their children are sick. As a physician, Dr. Gallin has realized that many parents don't know how to question their doctors about diagnoses and symptoms. Sometimes parents have to leap in and make demands, no matter how outrageous they may seem, and other times they need to step aside and listen to the experts. The Savvy Mom's Guide to Medical Care helps parents differentiate between the two, covering everything from choosing a pediatrician and well-child visits to more serious concerns such as handling the emergency room, surgery, or hospitalization.

* Bring along the phone number of your pharmacy to the doctor's office so that a doctor can immediately phone in a prescription and you can pick it up on your way home.
* Refrigerate "yucky" medicines because they taste better cold, or give your child a half teaspoon of pancake syrup first.
* Have a spouse or friend accompany you when you interview a surgeon, in case you are preoccupied and may not register everything the surgeon explains.

The Savvy Mom's Guide to Medical Care includes quick tips on everything from remaining calm and watching for signs of shock in emergency situations to remembering to bring your pediatrician's phone number, your health insurance card, and your child's immunization record to the emergency room. It also covers common diagnostic tests and what they mean, how to choose an emergency room and take a practice drive ahead of time, and key facts about the health-care system, as well as resources for doctors' qualifications, health organizations, and parent support groups.

The bottom line of pediatric medicine is that the parent is the most critical figure in the child/doctor/parent triad. Whether your child has chicken pox, a mysterious stomachache, a frustrating chronic illness, or something far more serious, you, the parent, are the advocate that your child depends on. The Savvy Mom's Guide to Medical Care arms parents with the information they need to ensure the best medical care for their child.

Kathy Matthews is a freelance writer. She is the bestselling coauthor of Medical Makeover, Maximum Metabolism and Natural Prescriptions, among others. She lives in Pelham, New York.

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Though one may question the savvy of the parents addressed in this book if they need to be told to shake down a thermometer before use or to dress a baby in easily removable clothes for a trip to the doctor, readers will generally find comfort in the authors' pragmatic (and occasionally psychologically minded) advice on controlling your child's medical care. Gallin, a leading pediatric opthalmologist, and co-author Matthews accompany the reader through various ordeals, such as choosing a physician or deciding whether a child needs to see the doctor. The book sweeps through the business of well-child care, then moves on to common children's ailments; it concludes with several chapters on diagnoses of chronic and serious illnesses, emergency rooms, surgery and hospitalizations. Through it all, Gallin and Matthews focus on the broad issue of navigating the medical sea and continually draw on a physician's viewpoint, such as their advice to parents about the perils of playing diagnostician in the doctor's office. In order to insure quality care for your child in this complex age, they contend, you don't have to know how to practice medicine, "but you must know how to arrange it."(Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Pediatrician Gallin and health writer Matthews have put together a fine handbook addressing the questions of first-time parents about medical care for their children: what to look for in a pediatrician, what to expect from well-child visits, deciding when a child is sick enough to call the doctor, which hospital is best, getting a second opinion, coping with a diagnosis of serious acute or chronic illness, and hospitalization. The explanations are clearly written in a light but reassuring tone that carries with it the weight of professional and personal experience--Gallin is both a mother and the head of pediatric ophthalmology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Basic questions to ask, things to bring to the emergency room or during hospital admission, and information to include in authorization-for-treatment forms in a parent's absence are all spelled out. Several appendixes list clearinghouses, toll-free numbers, national organizations, and subspecialty organizations. Easy reading, with lots of useful tips for both first-timers and experienced parents; recommended for pediatric health and public library collections.--Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Amy DiTullio
Gallin's easy-to-read book is a sensible way to prepare parents for how to deal with medical caregivers, from deciding when it's necessary to call a doctor to buying the right medications for an ailment...Gallin walks parents through any number of medical situations that can arise and sets them up for what to expect...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582380490
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/20/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 10.45 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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