When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can easily incorporate into every doctor's visit to avoid counterproductive and even potentially harmful tests. In the pursuit for the best medical care available, readers can't afford to miss out on these inside-tips and more:
By empowering patients to engage with their doctors as partners in their diagnosis, When Doctors Don't Listen is an essential guide that enables patients to speak up and take back control of their health care.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sallylou61 - LibraryThing
In this book Drs. Wen and Kosowsky emphasize the importance of doctors and patients working together to determine the diagnosis of what is wrong with a patient and the best course of treatment. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nyiper - LibraryThing
Although it is VERY tough to absorb what's in this book, especially when I think of all of the people I know as potential patients and all of the doctors I know---the points the book is stressing are ... Read full review