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Summary The Empowered Patient

The facts are alarming Medical errors kill people each year than AIDS breast cancer or car accidents A doctor’s relationship with pharmaceutical companies may influence his choice of drugs for you The wrong key word on an insurance claim can deny you coverage Through real life stories including her own and shrewd advice CNN’s El. This book is absolutely indispensable Cohen guides the reader through the pitfalls of the US health system and demonstrates convincingly how crucial it is for patients to learn to be their own best advocates in a medical system that is largely stacked against them Cohen covers topics as extreme as careless misdiagnosis and grievous medical errors as maddening as the disproportionate and harmful influence of pharmaceutical and medical euipment companies driven only by their bottom line and as mundane as the typical long waits and rushed appointments of the everyday doctor s appointment And it s all done in a casual easy to understand supportive tone Cohen uses a lot of real examples from the many people she has come across in her role as CNN medical correspondent as well as from her own personal experience She also arms the reader with a collection of important tools including a worksheet to use to prepare for medical appointments a guide to reliable and unbiased web resources for learning about your diagnosis suggestions for reaching out to relevant experts and even approaches to finding and reading medical literature about conditions and treatments After reading this book anyone should be able to stride confidently into their next encounter with the health care system It s absolutely essential reading and I recommend it to everyone

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The Empowered Patient

For prescription drugs • harness the power of the Internet for medical issues • fight back when claims are deniedCombining the personal stories of patients across America with crucial advice on receiving the best possible health care this guide will enable you to confront an often confusing and perilous system and come out ahea. A must have guide for anyone who sees a doctor spends any time in a hospital or cares for someone during a hospital stay This was my bible during my mother s hospital stay and her care was markedly better having applied the lessons I learned in The Empowered Patient Get it read it use it

Elizabeth Cohen ¹ 5 Read

Izabeth Cohen shows you how to become your own advocate and navigate the minefield of today’s health care system But there’s good news Discover how to • find a doctor who “gets” you and listens to you • ask the right uestions for the best treatment • make the most out of a short office visit • cut out of pocket costs. Excellent inspiring stories to life your spirits and at times deflate them and teach you to advocate actively and vocally when receiving medical treatment Very well written helpful back notes as well


10 thoughts on “The Empowered Patient

  1. says:

    This book opens the doors to a side of the medical industry I know of It should be a starter book on your journey to taking charge of your heal

  2. says:

    This book is absolutely indispensable Cohen guides the reader through the pitfalls of the US health system and demonstrates convincingly how crucial it is for patients to learn to be their own best advocates in a medical system that

  3. says:

    It was definitely an interesting book and made some very good points but her portrayal of doctors as generally self centered andor

  4. says:

    Very insightful This book was an eye opener everytime I have seen a Doctor in the USUK and waited for 2 hours was rushed in for 10 mins of advise sans reviewing my past health records and felt petrified to ask for helpuestions I have wondered about the merits of the US Healthcare system versus the long easy chat with my Doctor in India over chaisnacks chatting over my reports and making lifestyle changes base

  5. says:

    Excellent inspiring stories to life your spirits and at times deflate them and teach you to advocate actively and vocally when receiving medical treatment Very well written helpful back notes as well

  6. says:

    This is an easy to read clear guide to learn how to be your own healthcare advocate As a professional advocate in disability community and a person with lifelong experience in managing my own healthcare I still l

  7. says:

    A great book for a clueless health care consumer However I already knew and do most of what she suggested to be an empower

  8. says:

    A must have guide for anyone who sees a doctor spends any time in a hospital or cares for someone during a hospital stay This was my bible during my mother's hospital stay and her care was markedly better having applied the lessons I learned in The Empowered Patient Get it read it use it

  9. says:

    A lot of good information about being a patient these days

  10. says:

    Wrote a review here