Empowering the Patient: How to Reduce the Cost of Healthcare and Improve Its Quality

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Dog Ear Publishing, LLC, 2009 - Medical - 228 pages
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You go to your doctor with a nasty cough. The doctor says you need a many-syllable medicine. You trust your doctor's knowledge, but the cost of the pills is astronomical. What can you do?
Dr. Miller presents this and many other true-to-life dilemmas that you, the patient, face when you enter the healthcare system. This book prepares you to join in a partnership with your doctor, a collaboration that can decrease the cost of healthcare while in many cases actually improving the quality of care.
The author also reflects on the principles that have guided him as a doctor and human being. These principles were honed by his varied experiences over a lifetime in medical practice and living overseas where he became personally acquainted with many dedicated people, including Mother Teresa. A separate chapter discusses how the Amish, who don't buy insurance, cope with the high cost of healthcare.
"Glen Miller, through the power of stories, reminds us of the importance of relationships and personal choices. The book is an inspiring contribution to the healthcare discussion."
Evan Bontrager, Vice President, Insurance Products, Mennonite Mutual Aid
"Dr. Miller describes a new, emerging relationship between healthcare consumers and providers. I believe this work should be read and implemented by both groups."
Sam Showalter, M.D., Executive Secretary, Mennonite Medical Association
Glen E. Miller, M.D., graduated from Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1961. He worked as a primary care physician and administrator more than four decades, mostly in Ohio. He and his wife, Marilyn, lived overseas nearly a dozen years-in Haiti, Egypt, India, Cambodia and England. Dr. Miller graduated in 1957 from Goshen (Indiana) College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and in 2003 from Methodist Theological School of Ohio, Delaware, Ohio, with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

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