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Surviving Your Doctors:

Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health
and How to Get through it Alive

In a nation where the furor of the health care debate has taken precedence over any real reform, Surviving Your Doctors is a timely and much needed guide to getting the best care possible out of a flawed system. With its in-depth explanations, guidance, and direction, this book offers patients a prescription to maneuvering their way through the health care maze.

Catch up with Dr. Klein's in his latest interview from Westfair Online on Vimeo. Health care has taken center stage of late with no shortage of deliberation, speculation and consternation – from lawmakers on Capitol Hill to taxpayers on Main Street, from board rooms to barrooms, and everywhere in between. Reform? Restore? Ignore? Whatever your view, it doesn’t appear we’ll see any resolution before the new year. In the meantime, life goes on in the medical world.

Dr. Richard S. Klein from Westfair Online on Vimeo.

 

   
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SURVIVING YOUR DOCTORS Table of Contents:

Introduction

SECTION 1: “Everyday Medical and Health Concerns ”

Taking Control of Your Healthcare: Or, the Wisdom of Second and Third Opinions

Insurance Companies: Organized Crime or Just Bad Policies?

An Apple A Day: And Other Things to Protect Your Health When Visiting the Doctor's Office

Does Your Kid Really Need That Shot?: Protecting Your Children in the System

The Pharmacy and Prescription Drugs: Or Beware, the Spoonful of Sugar That Helps the 'Bad Medicine' Go Down

Visiting the ER without Feeling Like a Bit Player on a TV Drama


SECTION 2: “Major Diseases and Long-Term Issues”

A Real Heart-to-Heart about Cardiac Care

How to Handle the Big C from A to Z

Baby Boom or Bust: How to Stroll through Maternity, Neonatal, and Fertility Issues

You Give Me Fever: Infection and Communicable Diseases

How to Maintain Some Sanity in the Mental Health System

SECTION 3: “The Hospital and Major Procedures”

Hospital Out-Patient Visits and How to Make Sure that You Actually Get Out

Hospital Stays: As Dangerous as a War Zone?

Medical Test and How to Avoid Becoming a Lab Rat

Major Surgeries: Or, How to Make Sure You Still Have a Leg to Stand on Afterward

SECTION 4: “The Future of Medicine”

A Cure for the Medical System

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REVIEWS

William H. Frishman, M.D.
Rosenthal Professor & Chairman, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College and Director of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center
Dr. Klein provides a practical and detailed analysis of what patients should know about the health care system, so they can become more informed health care consumers.

Andrew J. Spano
County Executive, Westchester County, NY
Dr. Kleins' book hits the nail on the head. The lack of quality care and the danger in many of our hospitals is a timely issue as our nation considers health care reform. It's important that everyone take control of their own health care and protect themselves against careless practitioners. His examples and advice on taking more control of one's own health care will go a long way to creating a better and safer system.

Dee DelBello
CEO and Publisher, Westchester Business Publication
This is a courageous expose of negligent practices in his own profession and serves as an important guide for people in need of medical care.

Alfred DelBello
Attorney and Former Yonkers mayor, Westchester County Executive, and New York State Lieutenant Governor

Dr. Kleins' book hits the nail on the head. The lack of quality care and the danger in many of our hospitals is a timely issue as our nation considers health care reform. It's important that everyone take control of their own health care and protect themselves against careless practitioners. His examples and advice on taking more control of one's own health care will go a long way to creating a better and safer system.

Mark Green
President, Air America Media, and Former NYC Public Advocate
This passionate and smart book is by someone who both deeply understands how sick our health care system is and what the best remedies are to make it well. The state and country need more doctor-advocates like Richard Klein.

 

 

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