Elephants in the Exam Room: The Big Picture Solution To Today's Health Care "Crisis"
What are the real problems with healthcare in America today? As consumers are we 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 often 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 healthcare cost so much? Why do we pay so much for drugs? Why doesn't my doctor have more time to spend with me? Why does it take so long to get an appointment with my primary care doctor—and why can't she just treat me over the phone if needed? Why do insurance companies dictate my healthcare choices? In Elephants in the Exam Room you will find some surprising and often controversial answers—and solutions—from an experienced doctor who has been in the trenches of the healthcare crisis for years, both as a committed primary care practitioner and advocate for reform.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Why I Left My Practice to Write This Book
Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?
Why Do We Pay So Much For Drugs?
Why Does My PrimaryCare Doctor Have So Little Time To Spend With Me?
Why Does It Take So Long To Get An Appointment With My PrimaryCare Doctor?
Why Wont My Doctor Treat Me Over the Phone?
Why Does My Insurance Company Restrict My Choices in Health Care?
Is There A Health Care Crisis?
Epilogue 2009 Nationalized Health Care
Health Care Reform 1994 monograph
afford American Medical basic behavior benefits bill can’t Chapter cholesterol choose co-pay consumers continue cost of health cover coverage create deductible defensive medicine diabetes disease dollars drive electronic medical records employers everything evidence-based medicine expensive family medicine Family Practice federal going guidelines health care costs health care reform health care system health insurance health plans health savings accounts high-deductible hospital Ibid increase individuals insurance company insurance industry issues legislation lifestyle limits Lipitor mandates Medicaid medical school Medicare mid-levels million Minneapolis Star Tribune Minnesota Physician noted obesity outcomes patients personal responsibility pharmaceutical physicians population premiums prescription drugs primary primary care primary-care doctors primary-care physicians private practice problem quick clinic recently reimbursement single-payor society society’s today’s tort reform uninsured United Healthcare UnitedHealth Group universal health universal health care what’s