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The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time

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The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more 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 Elizabeth 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 questions for the best treatment

• make the most out of a short office visit

• cut out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs

• harness the power of the Internet for medical issues

• fight back when claims are denied

Combining 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 ahead.

Synopsis:

A CNN medical correspondent offers simple rules for becoming your own advocate and making sure that you and your family get excellent medical care and insurance coverage, in a book that combines powerful anecdotes with shocking statistics and includes checklists and sample letters and dialogues. Original.

About the Author

Elizabeth Cohen is Senior Medical Correspondent for CNN and author of the popular “Empowered Patient” column on cnn.com. She received her master’s in Public Health from Boston University and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York City. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Tal Cohen, and four daughters.

Table of Contents

How to be a "bad patient" — How to find Dr. Right (and fire Dr. Wrong) — Don't leave a doctor's appointment saying "Huh?" — How to avoid a misdiagnosis — How to become an Internet MD (medical detective) — You vs. the insurance industry — How to get good drugs cheap — Don't fall for medical marketing — Don't let a hospital kill you.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345523112
Subtitle:
How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Cohen, Elizabeth
Author:
Cohen, Elizabeth S.
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Health Care Issues
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Consumer Guides
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100810
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , A CNN medical correspondent offers simple rules for becoming your own advocate and making sure that you and your family get excellent medical care and insurance coverage, in a book that combines powerful anecdotes with shocking statistics and includes checklists and sample letters and dialogues. Original.
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