Empowered Patient How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time

ISBN-10: 0345513746

ISBN-13: 9780345513748

Edition: 2010

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The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer, or car accidents. A doctorrs"s relationship with pharmaceutical companies may influence his choice of drugs for you. The wrong key word on an insurance claim can deny you coverage. Through real life stories, including her own, and shrewd advice, CNNrs"s Elizabeth Cohen shows you how to become your own advocate and navigate the minefield of todayrs"s health-care system. But therers"s good news. Discover how to bull; find a doctor who "gets" you and listens to you bull; ask the right questions for the best treatment bull; make the most out of a short office visit bull; cut out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs bull; harness the power of the Internet for medical issues bull; fight back when claims are denied Combining the personal stories of patients across America with crucial advice on receiving the best possible health care, this guide will enable you to confront an often confusing and perilous system-and come out ahead.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Elizabeth S. Cohen teaches in the Department of History and in the Division of Humanties, York University.

Introduction
How to Be a "Bad Patient"
You Know You're a "Good Patient" When...
Why You Need to Be a Bad Girl
How to Find Dr. Right (and Fire Dr. Wrong)
Finding Dr. Right Can Save Your Life
When Your Doctor Fires You
Don't Leave a Doctor's Appointment Saying "Huh?"
How to Find a Doctor's Email Address
How to Avoid a Misdiagnosis
The Man Who Caught His Own Cancer
High School Girl Diagnoses Her Own Disease in Science Class
Five Red Flags That You've Been Misdiagnosed
How to Become an Internet MD (Medical Detective)
The Top Five Reasons You Need to Go Beyond Google
The Case of the Tingling Hands
You vs. the Insurance Industry
How to Get Help When You're Battling Your Insurance Company
How to Get Good Drugs Cheap
Saving Money on Bernadine's Prescription Drugs
There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch... or a Free Drug!
Don't Fall for Medical Marketing
Don't Let a Hospital Kill You
Dennis Quaid's Tips for Keeping Safe in the Hospital
Washing Hands: The Howie Mandel Solution
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Appendix
Notes
Index
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