How To Choose A Good Doctor

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AuthorHouse, Jun 1, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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When George LeMaitre was a young man, he went along with his physician-father on house calls. From him, he learned that there is more to practicing Medicine than scheduling office visits and dispensing pills; that disease is best understood and treated when the patient and his environment are well known to the physician; that the competent practitioner is as interested in teaching his patients how to stay healthy as he is in curing them of disease. How many times have you chosen a personal physician only to discover --- perhaps too late --- that he or she didn''t respond to your needs the way you expected? Dr. LeMaitre, has written a valuable book that will help you make an intelligent choice of a good doctor. He tells you what you should look for, what''s important, and what you can ignore. His advice is tempered with humor, personal stories and a good dose of his own philosophy about the doctor-patient relationship. His approach is practical and realistic! Dr. LeMaitre cautions against: impressive degrees... packed waiting rooms...doctors who cut corners...and doctors who are hung up on money. This book won''t cure your sore back or upset stomach, but it will help you tell a good doctor from a bad one. This is prescribed reading for anyone who wants to know: B7 What separates the excellent from the mediocre physician? B7 How reliable are credentials and reputation in choosing a physician? B7 What should a good doctor include in a complete physical examination? B7 When should you seek second opinion? B7 How can you know if surgery is really necessary? B7 What should you insist on knowing before taking pills or drugs? B7 The undertaker''s dozen: 13 things bad doctors do that can killyou!

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