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Surviving Your
Doctors
, with its in-depth explanations, guidance, and
direction will be the basic training manual patients need to work their
way through the health care maze. It serves as a map of the medical
minefield, told from the perspective of a doctor yet designed to reveal
the faults in the system and the things that can and do go wrong during
the course of both routine and special procedures and office visits.
Filled with real stories of medical mishaps, anecdotes, and checklists,
this book will walk readers through major areas of the medical world -
from the doctor's office to the pharmacy, from the laboratory to the
ER - giving them a clearer picture of how things really work, what
health care workers really think, and how to take back control of their
health and the care they receive.

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Reviews for Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive:

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Jul 08, 2012

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The takeaway message here is to be an advocate for your health – don’t be silent or submissive, learn as much as you can about your diagnoses and medications (research, get second opinions, etc.), and communicate with your doctors. Richard S. Klein, M.D. will scare you with the statistics he presents on the errors committed by medical professionals. You’ll never want to visit the emergency room again (or at all) if you can help it. Malpractice is common, even rampant in certain medical centers The takeaway message here is to be an advocate for your health – don’t be silent or submissive, learn as much as you can about your diagnoses and medications (research, get second opinions, etc.), and communicate with your doctors. Richard S. Klein, M.D. will scare you with the statistics he presents on the errors committed by medical professionals. You’ll never want to visit the emergency room again (or at all) if you can help it. Malpractice is common, even rampant in certain medical centers and there are many repeat offenders. Several chapters offer advice tailored to specific conditions or situations, and readers may feel bogged down by the details. “I am NEVER going to remember all of that.” There are a lot of horror stories, too – misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgery, complications arising from untreated infections (the list goes on and on). Some information is repeated ad nauseum. Skimming is recommended, and for those who want the quickest read, Klein offers bulleted lists of the highlights at the end of each chapter. A little more enthusiastic than helpful in some sections, but still drives the message home – YOU are responsible for your health and well-being and you need to take an active role. If your physician isn’t open to that, find a new doctor.

This would have been more readable/useful if Dr. Klein had stuck to his more general advice to all patients, especially since much of the information he offers is repeated from chapter to chapter. Toward the end there are a few paragraphs that seemed tacked on (without any relation to the text that precedes). And I cringed every time Dr. Klein said “Google it!” when exhorting readers to research their illnesses, because he almost never follows it up with recommended/authoritative websites. You can find anything with Google, and people probably will. They (and their doctors) are going to be ripping out their hair when they get the search results (and subsequent printouts). ...more
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Aug 28, 2018

I'm a medical students, and i found what i read are more beneficial than any lecture given on me, and i also learns a lot of type of disease and also its treatment and complications! Definitely worth re reading and make some notes!
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Feb 27, 2013

So far; this book is saying all those things that I already knew: be aware of doctors; they are dangerous. They have good intentions but they are overworked and they also need to eat. Be very careful and stay away from them as much as you can.
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Apr 10, 2010

It is good to pay a lot of attention to what your doctor is doing. Not sure about why this doctor thinks national health care will help.
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Feb 06, 2010

There was more information than I wanted in places, but it did have some good tips on guarding against being a victim of medical mistakes.

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