101 Things Your GP Would Tell You If Only There Was Time
This book is an essential tool in the management of your most important asset: your good health.
Dr Gillian Deakin outlines the most common pitfalls in health care and details how patients can communicate effectively with medical professionals and get the treatment they need to be healthy and free themselves of worrying pain or life-threatening disease.
Gillian Deakin has spent her career exploring different treatment methods and different ways of healing. She brings a scientific, evidence-based approach to all her medicine and is passionate about seeking proof of all treatments, whether medical or alternative. Dr Deakin is a strong supporter of a broad approach, using both orthodox and complementary methods, and a reassuringly practical understanding of health problems and how to heal effectively.
101 Things Your GP Would Tell You is an indispensable hands-on guide to negotiating the management of your health. From practical information on how to communicate with your doctor, to definitive outlines of evidence-based strategies in remaining disease-free, to a debunking of many common myths in medicine.
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Medical perspectives on health
Lifestyle impacts on health
Environmental health effects
Choosing the right health professional
7 There are some things only a doctor can do for
How do you get the good medicine?
fact and fiction
More myths and legends and some home truths
The rise and rise of evidencebased medicine
Appendices Contacts and Resources
9 How doctors think and how to help them help
what they can and cant tell
Diagnosis is one thing treatment is another
How to deal with hospitals specialists and tough decisions
Problems seeing a doctor and what you can do about
How diagnoses go wrong and what you can do to correct them
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