The Savvy Mom's Guide to Medical Care: Everything You Need to Know to Get Top-Quality Care for Your Child--From One of the Nation's Leading Physicians

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You've read up on pregnancy and made educated choices about the delivery of your baby. Now comes the first test of parenthood: dealing with your pediatrician and the inevitable world of childhood illnesses. This straightforward guide takes it for granted that its readers are novices and picks up where most baby books leave off. This is no simple guide to treating colds and bee stings. Pediatrician Pamela F. Gallin, along with health writer Kathy Matthews, provides a broad spectrum of advice, from the basic--tricks for getting yucky medicine down and when it's OK for a sick child to return to school--to the somber, such as when and how to seek a second opinion in the case of serious disease. In today's world of managed care, Gallin advises, parents don't need to be health experts, but they should learn how to be adept medical consumers and use the system to their benefit. In a light, coffee-chat tone, she arms parents with the right questions to ask doctors and highlights important advice (such as when a fever should trigger a call to your doctor) in quick, easy-to-read boxes. Gallin, the director of pediatric ophthalmology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, has twice been named by New York Magazine as "one of the best doctors" in the city. This guide shows why. --Jodi Mailander Farrell

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"Every parent should have this book on her shelf between the Pampers and the Beanie Babies." ---Joan Rivers

"I always thought I was a savvy mom until I read Dr. Gallin's book. How I wish I had all this information years ago! My daughter just had a baby; I'm sending her this book! It's too important!" ---Cristina Ferrare, author of Cristina Ferrare's Family Entertaining and Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache

"The Savvy Mom's Guide to Medical Care informs parents about resources that will prepare them to handle medical situations ranging from routine well-child visits to emergency care. Whether it's finding a second opinion, choosing a hospital, or questioning a pediatrician, this book finally gives parents the opportunity---and permission---to be their child's advocate, to ensure the best possible medical attention." ---Dr. Ruth Peters, author of It's Never Too Soon, Don't Be Afraid to Discipline, and Who's in Charge?

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