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Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive [NOOK Book]

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Surviving Your Doctors, with its in-depth explanations, guidance, and direction will be the basic training manual patients need to work their way through the health care maze. It serves as a map of the medical minefield, told from the perspective ofa doctor yet designed to reveal the faults in the system and the things that can and do go wrong during the course of both routine and special procedures and office visits. Filled with real stories of medical mishaps, anecdotes, and checklists, this bookwill walk ...
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Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive

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Overview

Surviving Your Doctors, with its in-depth explanations, guidance, and direction will be the basic training manual patients need to work their way through the health care maze. It serves as a map of the medical minefield, told from the perspective ofa doctor yet designed to reveal the faults in the system and the things that can and do go wrong during the course of both routine and special procedures and office visits. Filled with real stories of medical mishaps, anecdotes, and checklists, this bookwill walk readers through major areas of the medical world - from the doctor's office to the pharmacy, from the laboratory to the ER - giving them a clearer picture of how things really work, what healthcare workers really think, and how to take back control of their health and the care they receive. Here, Klein covers such topics as: " Health insurance " Hospital stays " Emergency room visits " Routine office visits and tests " Special health concerns
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442201415
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 558 KB

Meet the Author

Richard S. Klein, M.D., is a practicing physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases. An associate professor of medicine, Dr. Klein also teaches at New York Medical College. He is the author of From Anecdote to Antidote.
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Table of Contents

Introduction


Part I: Everday Medical and Health Concerns
Chapter 1. Taking Control of Your Healthcare: Or, the Wisdom of Second and Third Opinions
Chapter 2. Insurance Companies: Organized Crime or Just Bad Policies?
Chapter 3. An Apple A Day: And Other Things to Protect Your Health When Visiting the Doctor's Office
Chapter 4. Does Your Kid Really Need That Shot?: Protecting Your Children in the System
Chapter 5. The Pharmacy and Prescription Drugs: Or Beware, the Spoonful of Sugar That Helps the 'Bad Medicine' Go Down
Chapter 6. Visiting the ER without Feeling Like a Bit Player on a TV Drama


Part II: Major Diseases and Long-Term Issues
Chapter 7. A Real Heart-to-Heart about Cardiac Care
Chapter 8. How to Handle the Big C from A to Z
Chapter 9. Baby Boom or Bust: How to Stroll through Maternity, Neonatal, and Fertiltiy Issues
Chapter 10. You Give Me Fever: Infection and Communicable Diseases
Chapter 11. How to Maintain Some Sanity in the Mental Health System


Part III: The Hospital and Major Procedures
Chapter 12. Hospital Out-Patient Visits and How to Make Sure that You Actually Get Out
Chapter 13. Hosptial Stays: As Dangerous as a War Zone?
Chapter 14. Medical Test and How to Avodi Becomding a Lab Rat
Chapter 15. Major Surgeries: Or, How to Make Sure You Still Have a Leg to Stand on Afterward


Part IV: The Future of Medicine
Chapter 16. A Cure for the Medical System

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