The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care

The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care

by Martine Ehrenclou

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Become a Take-Charge Patient with insider information from 200 medical professionals. Award-winning author empowers you to be well informed and proactive in your own medical care. Prevent medication errors, find the right doctor, prepare for appointments, make the most of the precious minutes with your doctor, form a collaborative relationship with your doctor, get discounted medication and medical care, manage your health insurance, and more. When she developed debilitating, chronic pain, author Martine Ehrenclou used every strategy in her new book. She went from advocate for others to advocate for herself. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose correctly, Martine found her own diagnosis and the correct surgeon to treat her. She is now pain free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981524054
Publisher: Lemon Grove Press LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 739 KB

About the Author

Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., is an award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. Her first book, the critically acclaimed Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive received 15 book awards. In her newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient, Martine empowers readers to become proactive and effective participants in their own health care. Six months into her research for The Take-Charge Patient, Martine developed debilitating, chronic pain that lasted sixteen months and used every strategy in her new book. She went from an advocate for others to an advocate for herself, and became her own take-charge patient. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose her correctly, Martine’s exhaustive research led her to the surgeon who diagnosed her and cured her. She is now pain free. Martine regularly publishes articles on the topics of patient empowerment, patient advocacy, patient safety, the collaborative relationship between patients and medical professionals, successful communication in medical encounters, and other health/medical related issues. She is interviewed regularly on national TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, including ABC News, NBC News, MORE Magazine, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Los Angeles Times Magazine and many more. Martine also lectures at universities, hospitals, health organizations and libraries, and writes a monthly blog.

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