Drastic changes in health care--the proliferation of management organizations, shrinking insurance plans, and skyrocketing medical costs--are not only complicated and irritating, but may be endangering your well-being. Now in this timely, indispensable guide, four experienced health professionals give you the knowledge and skills you need to get the optimal, quality health care essential for you and your family. In clear, honest language they help you navigate the complexities of modern health care as they explain how to:
Find the right doctor for you and your family
Communicate effectively with your doctor
Know and understand your medical rights
Explore all treatment options, from traditional to alternative and combination methods
Create your own medical miracles
Overcome bureaucratic barriers and insurance regulations
Prepare your medical history
Become your own best patient advocate
And much more, including over 40 exercises and tips on Internet research
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Alan M. Schwartz, M.D., specializes in diagnostic cancer radiology. He is a board-certified Pediatrician and Radiologist and a clinical faculty member at the University of Washington Medical School.
Richard Jimenez, M.D., and Andrew Solomen, M.D., are associates in a private Rheumatology and pain management practice and are clinical faculty at the University of Washington Medical School.
Tracy Myers, M.H.A., has a masters degree in Health Services Administration. All four authors live and work in the Seattle area.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-002-53-0025000