Don't Let Your Doctor Kill You: How to Beat Physician Arrogance, Corporate Greed and a Broken System

Don't Let Your Doctor Kill You: How to Beat Physician Arrogance, Corporate Greed and a Broken System


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Take charge of your health and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating healthcare system–before it’s too late.

Dr. Erika Schwartz believes that today’s patient is but a leaf blowing in the wind of group-think protocols, corrupt medical societies, insurance companies on the take, and a billion dollars in marketing and lobbying pressure from drug companies.

What is the quick fix? The answers are here in the ten clear chapters, giving examples every step of the way. It’s a simple process that takes you, the patient, from being a victim to being in charge. Developing personal self-confidence, choosing the right doctor for you, walking out on the wrong ones with impunity, and making the right choices will add up to great healthcare with you at the center. Follow the plan and the facts and change your life and those of your loved ones.

Life is to be enjoyed not feared. This book will put enjoyment back into your life and remove the fear and intimidation from your healthcare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682613078
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 634,527
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Erika Schwartz, M.D., is the founder of Evolved Science (E/S), a boutique personalized medicine group with headquarters in New York City. Dr. Schwartz specializes in anti-aging, disease prevention and balancing hormones through the use of conventional medicine combined with lifestyle medicine. She is a fierce patient advocate who teaches doctors and medical students how to develop close and responsible relationships with their patients. She is a New York Times bestselling author of 4 books and is an international health thought leader. She has made numerous media appearances on The View, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, and many other TV and radio programs. She is a sought after speaker and writer having been quoted in and written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily Mail, Vogue and many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Prologue: The Perfect Patient 1

Chapter 1 The Price of Arrogance 15

Chapter 2 The Culture of Disease 45

Chapter 3 Welcome to the Medical Industrial Complex 83

Chapter 4 One Pill to Save Us All: Part I 127

Chapter 5 One Pill to Save Us All: Part II 147

Chapter 6 Hospitals Will Make You Sick 171

Chapter 7 Solutions: Your Turn to Carry the Ball 203

Epilogue: The Empowered Patient 229

Glossary 237

Recommendations for Further Reading 261

Helpful Organizations 265

References and End Notes 267

About the Authors 278

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