The Frugal Patient: A Consumer's Guide to Saving Money on Prescription Medications and Getting the Maximum Value for Your Healthcare Dollar

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Apothecary Publishing, Feb 1, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
Frugal patients are informed medical consumers who manage their healthcare to save money on prescription medications while improving their health. This book teaches you how to become a frugal patient in twelve easy steps, so you can take advantage of the resources available from your insurance company, doctor, and pharmacist to get the maximum value for your healthcare dollar.

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Doug Benedetti, R.Ph. is a registered pharmacist with over 18 years of experience in various practice settings in various states. He has worked in small, independent pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, nursing home consulting, home healthcare pharmacies, and large chain drug stores. Mr. Benedetti grew up in Sebring, Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University's Raabe College of Pharmacy. He began his practice in Ohio where he eventually became a Director of Pharmacy for a national hospital pharmacy management company. He served as Director of Pharmacy in three different hospitals in Ohio, Arkansas, and then Missouri, each hospital bigger than the last. It was during this time period that Mr. Benedetti learned how to control prescription drug costs in an institutional setting, and became intrigued with the idea of doing the same in a retail setting. The Frugal Patient is his way of teaching the public how to do it for themselves.Mr. Benedetti and his wife now live in Tyler, Texas where he pursues a career in pharmacy and writing.

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