Award winning author Donna Maldonado-Schullo provides the top medical Internet resources, over 325 questions to ask, 1400 medical terms and abbreviations, which makes finding the right surgeon or doctor less overwhelming. Imaging, tests, and treatment options are discussed. Side effects, how to choose a hospital or doctor, along with clinical trials and living wills are all outlined in easy to understand terms.
The healthcare consumer in the USA has a "43% chance of undergoing an unnecessary test" How do you prevent that?
How does this happen that "more people now die from the misuse of prescription drugs purchased legally in pharmacies than from illicit drugs bought on the street." All of this can be reduced by one person; you.
You need to know how to get the best out of one of the costliest and most fragmented medical systems in the developed world. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to be a more informed and smarter consumer. Everything you need, facts, statistics, the questions to ask your doctors, the resources on the Internet, and the law to back you up.
"Get The Best Medical Care - You Can Navigate The Medical Maze: A Patient Guide" won a silver medal at the "Indie Book Awards 2012", and received an honorable mention at the "New York Book Festival 2011". Donna's articles on Health won a gold medal from the NAHP in 2008.