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

ISBN-10: 0743293010

ISBN-13: 9780743293013

Edition: 2006

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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.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Michael Roizen was born January 7, 1946 in Buffalo, New York. He is an anesthesiologist and Chair of anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Roizen received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Roizen's interest and research in longevity and nutrition led him to create the "RealAge" concept for which he is well-known. He later began writing the "You" series books with Dr. Mehmet C. Oz which have been New York Times bestsellers. Dr. Roizen has given over 1200 lectures to professional medical groups and can often be seen on the Oprah Winfrey show, Today Show, Good Morning America, and fundraising specials with PBS. His latest book You (Raising Your Child) made the New York Times best seller list for 2010.

Dr. Mehmet C. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 11, 1960. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He holds a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School. Dr. Oz is a professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. He also directs the Heart Assistance Device Program and is founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York - Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Oz is the award-winning author of Healing from the Heart. His "You" series books, written with Dr. Michael F. Roizen, have been on the New York Times bestseller list. Dr. Oz can often been seen on the Discovery Channel, the Oprah Winfrey show, and is a regular contributor to the 24/7 XM Satellite Radio: Oprah & Friends channel. Dr. Oz was named Time Magazine's 44th "Most Influential Scientist and Thinker" in 2008. Dr. Oz is married to author and Reiki master, Lisa Oz. They have four children.

Introduction: Why You Need to Be a Smart Patient
The Smart Patient Quiz
Getting to Know YouLet's discover the juicy secrets about the person who controls your health: you
Finding Dr. Right
How to find that gem of a doctor who'll make your life easier -- and longer
Let's Play Operation!
You're having surgery? Use these insider tips you'll need to sail safely through the OR
Prescription Drugs
Take two and pray you're still here in the morning
How to Case a Hospital
Use an expert's eye to find the best hospital for your specific goals -- and learn why one size does not fit all
Have a Happily Humdrum Hospital Stay
Only $2,900 a night and free sponge baths -- what a deal! Just make sure you check out...
Why You Should Always Get a Second Opinion
Whose life is it, anyway?
Just What Gives You the Right?
You have rights, you know. Here's how to use them
Considering the Alternatives
On pins and needles about acupuncture and herbs?
Here's what you need to know about alternative medicine
Take Control of Your Health Insurance
It's your most important -- and expensive -- health resource. Are you wasting it?
Glossary: Medical Jargon Explained
Sample Forms: Your Health Journal, Living Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index
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