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The take-charge patient : how you can get the best medical care /

Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care, (Lemon Grove Press, on sale May 15, 2012) award-winning author and patient advocate, Martine Ehrenclou, empowers patients to become proactive, well... Full description

Main Author: Ehrenclou, Martine.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Santa Monica, CA : Lemon Grove Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed.
Contents: How I became a take-charge patient -- How you become a take-charge patient -- The take-charge patient's toolkit -- How to choose the best doctor for you -- Your relationship with your doctor -- Your relationship with the doctor's staff -- Scheduling tips to get in to see the doctor -- Prepare for your doctor visit -- The doctor will see you now -- Specialists -- How to prevent medication errors and manage your medications -- How to manage medical errors (misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, and no diagnosis) -- How to research your medical conditions, medications, and treatments -- How to get discounted medical care and discounted medications -- Your health insurance -- Serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions -- Tests, procedures, and surgeries -- The hospital -- Urgent care centers, retail medical clinics, and the emergency room -- Prevention : your health -- Religious institutions and how they can help you -- Patient advocacy -- Concierge doctors and patient-centered care -- Telemedicine and telehealth -- Why it is essential to create your legal health documents now -- Patient safety checklists and sample questions for yourself and your doctor.
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