What Your Doctor Won't (Or Can't) Tell You: The Failures of American Medicine -- And How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Jan 4, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 276 pages
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Dr. Evan S. Levine considers it his ethical responsibility to say what other doctors won't-that the health care industry has put profits ahead of healing patients. A practicing internist and cardiologist, he shows how to get the best medical care-and avoid the scams used to bilk patients and boost profits. Among the topics and vital tips he covers:

  • How to choose a good doctor, specialist, and hospital
  • The life-saving value of second opinions
  • Tricks, of the trade that increase the medical industry's profits at patients' expense
  • How drug companies pressure physicians into prescribing expensive, brand-name drugs rather than cheaper—and sometimes better—generic substitutes
  • Doctors who make money from procedures they're not qualified to perform
  • Why health care has deteriorated in America—and what can be done about it

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Evan Scott Levine, M.D., has been a practicing cardiologist and internist in New York for twelve years, with offices in the Bronx and in Yonkers, New York. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, where he is a clinical assistant professor in medicine.

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