You, the Smart Patient

You, the Smart Patient

An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to taking charge of one's own health care offers detailed information and advice on hospitals, communicating with doctors, therapeutic options, pain management, and other health care challenges.

& Taylor

Explaining how patients can take control over their own health and medical care, a practical handbook offers clear, decisive information and advice on how to negotiate the complex web of hospitals, treatment options, specialists, pain management, health insurance, and more. Original. 150,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2006
Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743293013
Characteristics: xiii, 412 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Oz, Mehmet 1960-
Alternative Title: Smart patient


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rowanquincy Apr 18, 2014

I learned a lot from this book. Good information written in a clear, easy to understand format. Note: this is written by American doctors so it is not all applicable to Canadians.


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