The Patient's Playbook: How To Save Your Life And The Lives Of Those You Love by Leslie D. MichelsonThe Patient's Playbook: How To Save Your Life And The Lives Of Those You Love by Leslie D. Michelson

The Patient's Playbook: How To Save Your Life And The Lives Of Those You Love

byLeslie D. Michelson

Hardcover | September 1, 2015

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The Patient's Playbook will change the way you manage your health and your family's health, from finding the right doctor to coordinating the best medical care. An expertly informed guide to the steps that everyone should take--even before illness strikes.

     The Patient's Playbook is a compelling narrative of personal stories that impart lessons and illuminate strategies for better, and even life-saving, medical decision-making. With clarity and as a call to action, Michelson presents the most effective approach to getting the best from a broken system: sourcing excellent doctors, choosing the right treatment protocols in the "no mistake zone," researching with precision, and structuring the ideal support team.
     Leslie D. Michelson has devoted his life's work to helping people access the best quality medical care--serving as an expert navigator for hundreds of clients. As the former head of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the CEO of Private Health Management he has dedicated his life's work to helping individuals find the courage and confidence to get what they need in a challenging health system.
LESLIE D. MICHELSON is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Private Health Management, a unique, patient-focused company dedicated to helping hundreds of private individuals and thousands of corporate clients obtain excellent medical care. Prior to founding Private Health in 2007, Michelson was the CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and...
Title:The Patient's Playbook: How To Save Your Life And The Lives Of Those You LoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.55 × 6.39 × 1.23 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345814207

ISBN - 13:9780345814203

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Editorial Reviews

“Mr. Michelson built a series of proprietary algorithms to distinguish ‘the few [doctors] who are the very best’ from ‘the many who are very good,’ based on ‘the factors that predict excellence.’” —The Wall Street Journal   “Michelson distills more than thirty years of experience as a case-management expert to teach readers how to get better care and avoid errors in every medical situation.” —   “In this unique and useful book, [Michelson] maps out a plan to organize competent medical care when needed. Weaving vignettes of actual patients into his presentation, he provides advice and resources that help individuals become medically prepared, make sound health-care decisions, and more likely achieve favorable results. . . . Treatment fatigue, emotional vulnerability, and the specialist shuffle (the sequence of patients passed along from one type of specialty physician to another) are just a few of the intriguing and important concepts he discusses. An invaluable resource, The Patient’s Playbook can effectively assist individuals in navigating the complex and often overwhelming world of illness.” —Booklist (starred review)   “[H]is insights about the importance of getting your caregivers to notice and talk to you are invaluable.” —Barbara Peters Smith, Herald Tribune (Sarasota, Florida)   “After reading The Patient’s Playbook I knew that I had to share it with others. The advice in it is priceless and as a patient it was advice I wish I’d received years ago.” —Julie Ryan, HealthyWay   “Michelson balances cautiously on the fine line between empowering patients to direct their care and empowering them to know what’s best. Sensitive to the volumes of misinformation that are just a Google search away, he advocates for a measured approach, pulling in support and information from a range of medical professionals. Michelson advises using not only personal wisdom, but also the skills and insights of others in a coordinated effort to reach the best outcome. As the author notes early on, health care is one of the few areas where people willingly cede control over to others, but with this useful book, patients can have more say over what direction treatment takes rather than just going along for the ride.” —Kirkus Reviews   “The Patient’s Playbook isn’t offering policy; it’s offering practical advice, preaching what many physicians and health-policy gurus practice when a loved one gets sick.” —David A. Shaywitz, The Wall Street Journal