Surviving the "Business" of Healthcare - Knowledge Is Power!: A Unique Perspective from a 4th Generation Family Practice Provider and Now Cancer Patient (Unabridged)
Navigating the Business of Healthcare
Healthcare has changed immensely over the past few generations - house calls from a local family doctor are a thing of the past, and the deeply personal relationships and bonds between provider and patient are eroding with the demands of for-profit insurance. As a family practitioner focused on cradle-to-grave care, author Barb Regis has a valuable perspective on how patients can experience better outcomes.
Topics addressed in this information-packed book include how to choose a primary care physician, how to plan for catastrophic healthcare costs, how to comparison-shop for medication, and how to be an effective advocate for yourself and loved ones. As the daughter of a busy family doctor, Barb also shares vivid anecdotes from her childhood which illuminate the heart of a doctor's calling and demonstrate how insurance can dictate and interfere with quality of care. This book is a must-listen for everyone who wants to make informed, effective decisions about healthcare - knowledge is power!