By Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Navigating the medical system during a crisis can be extremely hard. The authors of this book advise patients to become smart about their own treatment and care before taking on physicians, pharmacists, and other medical professions.
A smart patient has a copy of his/her medical records, researches doctors and treatments, and appoints an advocate for the times when he/she cannot speak for him/herself. All of these strategies can be useful for a Wegener’s patient.
Some of the subjects in this book include “finding doctor right,” “let’s play operational,” and “prescriptions drugs.” Each of these subjects is written in lay terms with a playful attitude. There is nothing serious here. But, these subjects are deadly serious in keeping us in good health either during surgery or staying in the hospital.
This book contains checklists and addresses to help you find the best doctors, hospitals, and health insurance for your condition. Also, the information in this book can be used for any medical problem because it contains the basic information on how the U.S. medical system works.
Many of these ideas have been used in Bruce’s (WG patient) website. Some of the forms in this book can be found at the RealAge ® Website here.
I was impressed with the information contained in this book. It is definitely staying in my personal reference library.