Too Much Medicine: A Doctor's Prescription for Better and More Affordable Healthcare

Too Much Medicine: A Doctor's Prescription for Better and More Affordable Healthcare

by Dennis Gottfried
     
 

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Too Much Medicine describes how medical decisions are made and why concern for the patient’s well-being may get overlooked by financial motives and defensive medicine.



Written by a busy physician in active practice, Too Much Medicine is foremost about providing people with the best healthcare. Gottfried understands the strengths and… See more details below

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Too Much Medicine describes how medical decisions are made and why concern for the patient’s well-being may get overlooked by financial motives and defensive medicine.



Written by a busy physician in active practice, Too Much Medicine is foremost about providing people with the best healthcare. Gottfried understands the strengths and weaknesses of American medicine and explains in plain language the reasons for needless, excessive, and often harmful healthcare, and how to prevent it.



Dr. Gottfried has a long first-hand knowledge of how medical decisions are made and why concern for the patient’s well-being often gets muddied by less noble, and often more expensive, motives that cause medical costs and health insurance rates to skyrocket. In the process of explaining the failures of our medical system, Dr. Gottfried provides information that will enable readers to take control of their own medical destiny, as well to offer solutions to the question of what our government can do about Too Much Medicine, and the dramatic reduction in health care costs.

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Editorial Reviews

Fox News - Alan Colmes
“What we need to know about medical testing could fill a book. Thankfully, Dennis Gottfried wrote it. Dr. Gottfried’s engaging and thoughtful look at the medical industry is must reading for anyone who goes to a doctor, or might conceivably need one someday.”
Mayo Clinic - Eric G. Tangalos
“This work is thorough, referenced without bias, and contains good advice and a workable prescription for better health care. I trust Dr. Gottfried’s advice and highly recommend this book.”
University of Connecticut - Lynn Y. Kosowicz
“This book will educate and stimulate those who are interested in participating in the dialogue about what is right and what is wrong in American medicine today and the next steps we as a nation must take.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013457324
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,188,829
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dennis Gottfried is a general internist who has been in private practice in Connecticut for over 25 years. As a busy internist, he has between 3,000 and 5, 000 patients under his care at any given time. Prior to private practice, he worked as an emergency room physician in the Watts section of L.A. and for three years in the Public Health Service with Native Americans in Arizona. Dr. Gottfried is certified by the American College of Physicians and by the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to his practice, he is the medical director of two cardiac rehabilitation programs and he co-hosts a weekly cable television program, Video Housecall, which airs in 100,000 homes. He is also associate professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut Medical School where he is actively involved in the teaching program. His training and extensive experience provides the qualifications for him to understand the strengths and weaknesses of American medicine.

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