Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive by Richard S. KleinSurviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive by Richard S. Klein

Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through…

byRichard S. Klein

Paperback | July 16, 2011

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Surviving Your Doctors, with its in-depth explanations, guidance, and direction will be the basic training manual patients need to work their way through the health care maze. It serves as a map of the medical minefield, told from the perspective of a doctor yet designed to reveal the faults in the system and the things that can and do go wrong during the course of both routine and special procedures and office visits. Filled with real stories of medical mishaps, anecdotes, and checklists, this book will walk readers through major areas of the medical world - from the doctor's office to the pharmacy, from the laboratory to the ER - giving them a clearer picture of how things really work, what health care workers really think, and how to take back control of their health and the care they receive.
Richard S. Klein, M.D., is a practicing physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases. An associate professor of medicine, Dr. Klein also teaches at New York Medical College. He is the author of From Anecdote to Antidote.
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Title:Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through…Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.07 × 6.13 × 0.7 inPublished:July 16, 2011Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442201401

ISBN - 13:9781442201408

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Everday Medical and Health ConcernsChapter 1. Taking Control of Your Healthcare: Or, the Wisdom of Second and Third OpinionsChapter 2. Insurance Companies: Organized Crime or Just Bad Policies?Chapter 3. An Apple A Day: And Other Things to Protect Your Health When Visiting the Doctor's OfficeChapter 4. Does Your Kid Really Need That Shot?: Protecting Your Children in the SystemChapter 5. The Pharmacy and Prescription Drugs: Or Beware, the Spoonful of Sugar That Helps the 'Bad Medicine' Go DownChapter 6. Visiting the ER without Feeling Like a Bit Player on a TV DramaPart II: Major Diseases and Long-Term IssuesChapter 7. A Real Heart-to-Heart about Cardiac CareChapter 8. How to Handle the Big C from A to ZChapter 9. Baby Boom or Bust: How to Stroll through Maternity, Neonatal, and Fertiltiy IssuesChapter 10. You Give Me Fever: Infection and Communicable DiseasesChapter 11. How to Maintain Some Sanity in the Mental Health SystemPart III: The Hospital and Major ProceduresChapter 12. Hospital Out-Patient Visits and How to Make Sure that You Actually Get OutChapter 13. Hosptial Stays: As Dangerous as a War Zone?Chapter 14. Medical Test and How to Avodi Becomding a Lab RatChapter 15. Major Surgeries: Or, How to Make Sure You Still Have a Leg to Stand on AfterwardPart IV: The Future of MedicineChapter 16. A Cure for the Medical System

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Filled with real stories of medical mishaps, anecdotes and checklists, this book will walk readers through major areas of the medical world - from the doctor's office to the pharmacy, from the laboratory to the emergency room - giving them a clearer picture of how things really work, what health care workers really think, and how to take back control of your health and the care you receive.