Special Treatment: Ten Ways to Get the Same Special Health Care Your Doctor Gets

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Penguin, Sep 7, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Doctors have a built-in advantage when it comes to getting extra-special medical care. Their knowledge and connections help them to get better, faster, while avoiding unnecessary risks. Dr. Kevin Soden and Dr. Christine Dumas—seen regularly on NBC News Today—are leveling the health-care playing field so that everyone gets the kind of special treatment they deserve.
In this book, Soden and Dumas will provide you with all the information you need to become a smarter health-care consumer—and get the very best possible medical care for you and your family. With a true insider’s perspective, this book shows you how to get top-quality treatment from all your health care professionals, whether you have a doctor in the family or not.—Because when it comes to something as important as health, we all need special treatment.
Learn more about:
· What tests your doctor would demand
· How your doctor picks a doctor
· What doctors know about hospitals
· How doctors make decisions about medications, physical therapy, surgery, and more
· Even doctors need a second opinion: where they go to get one
· How doctors pick a specialist
· How your doctor bounces back faster after surgery
· What doctors know about the ER
· Where your doctor gets the latest medical information—and you can, too
· What doctors know about preventing and treating the top three killers of men and women
· What doctors know about reducing their risk of the most preventable cancers
· What doctors know about living a longer and healthier life

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CHAPTER TWO The Medical Encounter Between Doctor and Patient And What
They Can Kill You If Youre Not Careful
To Cut or Not to Cut Is the Question
CHAPTER SIX Drugs Pharmacogenomics and Vitamins
What You Dont Know Could Kill
A FINAL NOTE The Constantly Changing Face of Medicine and Health Care

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Dumas is a practicing dentist and an Assistant Professor of Clincial Denistry at the University of Southern California.

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