What Your Doctor Won't (or Can't) Tell You: The Failures of American Medicine -- and How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

What Your Doctor Won't (or Can't) Tell You: The Failures of American Medicine -- and How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

by Evan Levine
     
 

Dr. Evan S. Levine considers it his ethical responsibility to say what other doctors won't-that the health care industry has put profits ahead of healing patients. A practicing internist and cardiologist, he shows how to get the best medical care-and avoid the scams used to bilk patients and boost profits. Among the topics and vital tips he covers:

 

Overview

Dr. Evan S. Levine considers it his ethical responsibility to say what other doctors won't-that the health care industry has put profits ahead of healing patients. A practicing internist and cardiologist, he shows how to get the best medical care-and avoid the scams used to bilk patients and boost profits. Among the topics and vital tips he covers:

 

  • How to choose a good doctor, specialist, and hospital
  • The life-saving value of second opinions
  • Tricks, of the trade that increase the medical industry's profits at patients' expense
  • How drug companies pressure physicians into prescribing expensive, brand-name drugs rather than cheaper—and sometimes better—generic substitutes
  • Doctors who make money from procedures they're not qualified to perform
  • Why health care has deteriorated in America—and what can be done about it

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425200087
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Evan Scott Levine, M.D., has been a practicing cardiologist and internist in New York for twelve years, with offices in the Bronx and in Yonkers, New York. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, where he is a clinical assistant professor in medicine.

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