You, the Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment

You, the Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment

by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz, Mehmet C. Oz
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You, the Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz, Mehmet C. Oz

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the best health care possible.

Everyone needs to become a smart patient. In fact, in the worst cases, your life may even depend on it. Number one bestselling authors and doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written this indispensable handbook to help everyone to get the best health care possible—by making everyone into their own medical detective.

Witty, playful, at times offbeat, but always authoritative, You: The Smart Patient shows you how to become your own medical sleuth, tracing your medical family tree and wending your way through the pitfalls of any health care situation. Written in conjunction with the health care community's leading oversight group, The Joint Commission, the book shows readers in clear, easy steps how to take control of their own health care and deal with all matters that may come up when facing a medical case: from choosing the right doctor, hospital, and insurance company to navigating prescription drugs, specialists, treatment options, alternative medicine, pain management, or any problem that might arise.

Accessible, humorous, and filled with information that you need, You: The Smart Patient is a book for every patient and all those dealing with a loved one's medical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743293013
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 02/10/2006
Series: You Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 805,790
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 5.42(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Michael F. Roizen, MD, is the four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder and originator of the popular RealAge.com website. He is Chief Wellness Officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Chief Medical Consultant to The Dr. Oz Show. He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and multiple Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and the director of the Heart Institute. He currently lives in New Jersey.

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You, the Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admire Mehmet Oz as an enlightened doctor and pro-consumer healthcare advocate. This book's jokey tone was a disappointment so I returned it - perhaps his co-author was a poor choice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written well enough and is humorous enough to read straight through. But in case you just want to look up information on one issue, it has an adequate table of contents and a good index.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book is well written and contains useful information especially about insurance coverage, etc., the layout makes it very difficult to gather the information. With over 450 pages and the small size, it really does read like a novel rather than an educational ¿how to¿ book for patients. Additionally, while I have no doubt that the author is a very well qualified physician and the book was written with humor, this was obviously written from a physician's perspective and not a patient's perspective. I was hoping to find something more straight forward and easier to review. I also thought there would be more patient resources listed, but there weren¿t many listed in this book.
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Elders slep here
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