The Best Healthcare for Less: Save Money on Chronic Medical Conditions and Prescription Drugs [NOOK Book]

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You can afford the care you need.

If you're one of the millions who suffer from medical conditions such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, you know that these illnesses can, over time, cause extreme financial hardship. In this timely, thorough resource, Dr. David Nganele helps you identify the drugs, programs, hospitals, and strategies that will significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. You'll discover how you can better afford ...
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The Best Healthcare for Less: Save Money on Chronic Medical Conditions and Prescription Drugs

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Overview

You can afford the care you need.

If you're one of the millions who suffer from medical conditions such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, you know that these illnesses can, over time, cause extreme financial hardship. In this timely, thorough resource, Dr. David Nganele helps you identify the drugs, programs, hospitals, and strategies that will significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. You'll discover how you can better afford your healthcare without losing out on quality of care. This reassuring guide provides hope and relief from one of the most stressful aspects of dealing with a serious illness. Whether you have health insurance or not, if you have to deal with medical costs, this book will become a significant source of financial relief.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470653197
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,119,878
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

DAVID NGANELE, Ph.D., is former president of the Eden Center for Diverse Health Communications, a medical education company focused on improving access to healthcare through education. Prior to joining Eden, he founded Harmony Health Communications, where he worked with pharmaceutical companies, community organizations, and physician groups to develop award-winning and innovative disease-management programs. Previously, Dr. Nganele worked at Pfizer in various product management capacities. His work has received media coverage in such publications as the New York Times as well as being featured on radio and television.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE SHOULD BE. 

1. Healthcare Costs: Where They Come From and Who Pays for Them.

2. How Not to Get Sick: Primary Prevention.

PART TWO: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

3. Prescription Drugs and Healthcare Cost.

4. Saving on Prescription Drugs When You Have Drug Coverage.

5. Prescription Drugs at No Cost or Low Cost: With or Without Insurance.

PART THREE: OTHER AREAS OF HEALTHCARE COST.

6. Physician Services.

7. Institutional Care:  Hospitals and Nursing Home.

8. Employment and Family Issues.

PART FOUR: MANAGING THE COST OF COMMON CHRONIC DISEASES.

9. Alzheimer's Disease.

10. Arthritis.

11. Asthma.

12. Cancer.

13. Depression and Anxiety.

14. Diabetes.

15. Heart Disease.

16. HIV and AIDS.

17. Osteoporosis.

APPENDICES.

Appendix A: Directory of State Health and Insurance Agencies.

Appendix B: Directory of Drug Companies' Patient Assistance Programs.

Appendix C: Directory of Some Internet Pharmacies.

Appendix D: Directory of Some Discount Pharmacy Programs.

Index.

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