Elephants in the Exam Room: The Seven Things You Need to Know about Today's Health Care Crisis

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Bascom Hill Pub., 2007 - Health & Fitness - 206 pages
What are the real problems with health care in America today? Are we, as consumers, asking the right questions? Are doctors able to address the issues freely and practice medicine as they were taught to do, without repercussions? Minnesota-based doctor and writer Wayne Liebhard argues that, in order to tackle the very serious and potentially irreparable damage within the "system", we need to face some hard, cold truths. Without apology, Liebhard has written a passionate and learned exposition that argues against some popular myths favored by the media, pundits, and professionals alike. Why does health care cost so much? Why do we pay so much for drugs? Why doesn't my primary-care doctor have more time to spend with me? Why does it take so long to get an appointment with my doctor-and why can't she just treat me over the phone if needed? Why do insurance companies restrict my health care choices? Are we really experiencing a health care "crisis"? In Elephants in the Exam Room, you will find controversial and often surprising answers-and solutions-from an experienced doctor who has been in the trenches of the health care system for years, as both a committed primary care practitioner and an advocate for change. Book jacket.

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Dr. Wayne Liebhard has been practicing medicine in Minnesota for over 20 years. He is a former president of the University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society and member of the Minnesota Medical Foundation board, and active volunteer for many educational and non-profit organizations. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Minnesota Physician. He lives with his wife Joy near Prior Lake, Minnesota.

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