Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor by Ray MoynihanTen Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor by Ray Moynihan

Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor

byRay Moynihan, Melissa SweetForeword byAlan Cassels

Paperback | February 23, 2009

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A well-balanced, accessible guide to taking control of your personal health.

Despite lifesaving technologies and wonder drugs, much is wrong with modern medicine. From diagnosis and treatment to medical politics and economics, Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor sounds the alarm, without being alarmist, about the pitfalls of the medical system.

Health writers Moynihan and Sweet take a balanced approach to prescription drugs and natural remedies alike and conclude each chapter with questions that patients can take with them to their doctors' offices. They discuss:

  • the downsides of medical testing
  • misdiagnosis and side effects
  • withheld information about treatment options and operations who profits from various procedures
  • a variety of conditions, including adhd, osteoporosis, and back pain

Ray Moynihan has covered the business of health care for more than a decade with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Financial Review, and the British Medical Journal. He is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books, including Selling Sickness, which has been translated into a dozen languages. Moyniha...
Title:Ten Questions You Must Ask Your DoctorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 23, 2009Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553654536

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Table of Contents

Foreword (by TBA)Introduction: Why you need to ask your doctor some tough questionsQuestions about your diagnosis1. Do I really need that test?2. Do I really have that disorder?3. Do I really need to be screened?Questions about your treatment4. What are my options?5. How well does that treatment work?6. What are the side effects?7. Will this operation help?Some general questions to consider8. What is the evidence?9. Who else is profiting here?10. What can I do to help myself?Conclusion: Developing a healthy skepticismRecommended readingNotesAcknowledgementsIndex