10 Things You Need to Know Before You See the Doctor: A Physician's Advice from More Than 40 Years of Practicing Medicine (Google eBook)

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Silver Lake Publishing, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 286 pages
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This easy-to-read book takes consumers behind the scenes of hospitals and doctors' offices to understand how and why medicine works the way that it does. HMOs. PPOs. Medicare. Second opinions. You hear these terms. You know you're supposed to understand what they mean. But most people have a hard time applying what they know when they or their family members are in an emergency room or doctor's office. The book gives you the tools for making good decisions when you see a doctor and have to sort through so many options. The author offers real life medical stories and hospital experiences that will instruct-and amaze. Sheldon Lipshutz is a medical doctor who lives in Southern California. Currently, he's semi-retired...but keeps a private practice.
  

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Contents

BEING A PATIENT IS SOMETHING YOU LEARN
11
THE DOCTOR ISNT ALWAYS RIGHT
33
PAIN IS A SIGNAL FOR YOU TO TAKE INVENTORY
53
SURGERY IS ALWAYS SCARY BUT PREPARING IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK
77
HEALTH PLANS AND DOCTORS ARE CHOICES YOU MAKE
109
DIAGNOSING REQUIRES TEAMWORK YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR
141
EVERY PILL EVERY SWALLOW COUNTS
157
WOMEN HAVE A LOT TO WORRY ABOUT
175
KNOW YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY
211
DOCTOR BEFORE WE BEGIN
229
APPENDIX A
241
APPENDIX B
247
APPENDIX C
267
APPENDIX D
275
APPENDIX E
279
INDEX
281

CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY NEED EXTRA ATTENTION
191

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