Behind the Curtain: A Peek at Life from within the ER

Behind the Curtain: A Peek at Life from within the ER

by Jeffrey E. Sterling


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ISBN-13: 9781612548524
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/24/2015
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Sterling, MD, MPH, is a servant-leader in community-based medicine. He specializes in public health, consumer healthcare education and prevention, hospital and provider administration, global healthcare infrastructure, and pharmacoeconomics. As founder of Sterling Initiatives, LLC, and Sterling Medical Advice, he empowers anyone, anywhere to become better stewards of their own care. Through his blog Straight, No Chaser, he shares daily, in-depth information and solutions with more than 32,000 followers. Now based in Dallas, TX, Dr. Sterling continues his work around the world, and the peerless scope of his professional leadership includes multiple corporate and governmental advisory panels, diverse community advocacy roles, and frequent public speaking opportunities. Dr. Sterling's legacy as a physician encompasses more than two decades of influential department chairmanships, medical directorships, and EMS directorships. He holds degrees from Northwestern University, Harvard University's School of Public Health, Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and he completed his emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

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Annette McLane

Authentic. This is how I would describe Jeff Sterling. Having known Jeff since the early days of his career, I immediately saw him as a leader who was knowledgeable and perceptive be¬yond his years. Behind the Curtain reads in the same manner in which Jeff speaks—straightforward. Dr. Sterling expresses high intelligence and demonstrates his observational skills about the people and situations with which he is confronted. This collec¬tion is infused with keen insights, singular observations, genuine compassion, and not-so-cryptic humor grown out of a rich array of personal pursuits and professional experiences. Still a leader, he continually aims to teach and to serve. --Annette McLane, Associate Director for Programs and Conference Services Student National Medical Association

Harry Lennix

Behind the Curtain is one of those rare books that takes the reader into a fast-paced, unfamiliar setting through the eyes of the expert. Jeff has done an outstanding job of writing about his many years in ERs across the country. He also balances his life stories with a healthy dose of recommendations on how readers can easily avoid placing themselves in those dangerous and trau-matic situations that often lead them to the ER and physicians who have to make the same split-second choices that Jeff has made for years to save lives. --Harry Lennix, Veteran actor, director, and producer

Rahn Kennedy Bailey

Behind the Curtain: A Peek at Life from within the ER is a riveting primer of the types of cases that place patients in the emergency room, but it goes much further in explaining how physicians operate in such unknown conditions to the betterment of their patients. Practicing medicine when you never know who will walk through the door or be brought in by ambulance is a constant, changing environment requiring split-second decisions. That's the fascinating expertise Dr. Sterling brings to the reader in rec¬ognizing the medical attention needed in the fast-paced world of the unknown that is the American emergency room. --Rahn Kennedy Bailey, MD, DFAPA, 113th President of the National Medical Association, Chairman of Psychiatry, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Morton Schapiro

Behind the Curtain: A Peek at Life from within the ER grabs you from the first page with its mix of all-too-real experiences and important life lessons from Dr. Jeffrey Sterling. With straightfor¬ward, pragmatic advice—“Stop smoking. Now.”—and stories of the heroic efforts in hospital emergency rooms to save lives, Dr. Sterling gives the reader an inside look at the challenges and joys of life as an emergency room physician. His gentle wisdom, learned through years of extraordinarily difficult experiences, provides guidance for all who read this wonderful book. --Morton Schapiro, PhD, President and professor, Northwestern University

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