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by M.D. Oz Mehmet,Ron Geraci,Lisa Oz

You the Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment download ebook
ISBN:
0786287195
ISBN13:
978-0786287192
Author:
M.D. Oz Mehmet,Ron Geraci,Lisa Oz
Publisher:
Thorndike Pr (October 24, 2006)
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Pages:
578 pages
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1165 kb
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1530 kb
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Rating:
4.3

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the best health care possible. Everyone needs to become a smart patient.

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the best health care possible.

Everyone needs to become a smart patient. In fact, in the worst cases, your life may even depend on it. Number one bestselling authors and doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written this indispensable handbook to help everyone to get the best health care possible - by making everyone into their own medical detective.

YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment. Witty, playful, at times offbeat, but always authoritative, You: The Smart Patient shows you how to become your own medical sleuth, tracing your medical family tree and wending your way through the pitfalls of any health care situation.

You, the Smart Patient book. YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment. 0641784732 (ISBN13: 9780641784736).

Roizen, Michael F; Oz, Mehmet, 1960 .

Roizen, Michael F; Oz, Mehmet, 1960-. The smart patient quiz - Getting to know you. Let's discover the juicy secrets about the person who controls your health: you - Finding Dr. Right. Whose life is it anyway? - - Just what gives you the right?

Everyone needs to become a smart patient. Kieli: Englanti Kategoria: Hyvinvointi & elämäntaito Kääntäjä: Lisätietoa e-kirjasta

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the . Number one bestselling authors and doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written this indispensable handbook to help everyone to get the best health care possible-by making everyone into their own medical detective.

Patient : An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment.

You the Smart Patient : An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment.

YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment, by Michael F. Roizen . Oz was heavily criticised by Senator Claire McCaskill in a hearing on consumer fraud in diet product advertising. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz, 2006, ISBN 0-7432-9301-0. YOU: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty, by Michael F. Oz, 2007, ISBN 0-7432-9256-1. Popular Science and The New Yorker have published critical articles on Oz for giving "non-scientific" advice and questioning if he is "doing more harm than good".

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A guide to taking charge of one's own health care offers detailed information and advice on hospitals, communicating with doctors, therapeutic options, pain management, and other health care challenges.
Reviews:
  • Uttegirazu
This book appeared in my life (via airport bookstore) by chance just before a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Because this book is a strong advocate of advocating for yourself in the medical system, and because it is put out by The Joint Commission, an establishment medical group and because it strongly advocates getting a second or third opinion -- I had the courage and the how-to knowledge to find the best treatment for me.

The first surgeon recommended "the standard" -- removing the entire thyroid, giving my whole body so much radiation even hospital personnel would not be allowed in my room for days, requiring thyroid replacement drugs for the rest of my life, and discontinuing it once every six months, causing a twice-yearly depression. I ended up with only the part with the cancer lump removed, and therefore no radiation at all, and enough thyroid gland left to adjust and supply what I need -- so no medication, and no depression. Thyroid medication is notoriously tricky to get adjusted correctly -- but my own body has done it perfectly. This was in 2006 and I am still cancer-free. As the second surgeon said, "So you want to know what the extra risk is if you only have the cancer removed? None. Because if that doesn't work, you can still go back and so the standard treatment." Even I have to someday -- I have had six+ years of good health with no need for medications. My life would have been so much more difficult had I gone with the first surgeon's recommended "standard of care" treatment.

It was a lot more work -- at first. I took two weeks off work and studied my options. It would have been easier to just do what the surgeon said. But in the end, my quality of life is sooo much better than if I had not had this book to cheer me on and give me the courage and tools to find the best care for me.
UPDATE, May 2017 -- Still cancer free, still no meds, still feeling great! Still grateful this book gave me the guts to advocate for myself!
  • Arcanefire
My husband and I are turning 40 this year. We decided we needed to start taking better care of ourselves. How cliche, right? Well, it happens that way. It does for many. It has for us.

I find Dr. Oz's delivery so danged easy to digest and understand. I don't feel insulted by his delivery. I don't feel as if he's dumbing it down for me, because he assumes I'm a moron, and I don't feel like he swings the other direction and feels as if he has something to prove, so he writes so far above all our heads that the material becomes thick and difficult. This book reads effortlessly. And man, does he fill it full of things you should know, but never think about. I liked this book so much I started reading it aloud to my husband. My husband was impressed enough with the material and delivery that he was interested enough to read it with me. We read this aloud in our down time - while we're cooking dinner, or lounging around. It's helping us understand our bodies better, and take seriously the change we need to make to help ourselves live better. I don't care about living to see 100. I do care about living independently, and without crippling health problems for the time I am here. This book is our favorite health-related book. Oz is a charming guy. I'm thrilled with this purchase.
  • Jube
I've had this book for a few years now. If you took anatomy classes in college, had a couple of biology courses, have been reading up on nutrition for years, and are a physical trainer, you may find the book too simple for the information you're wanting. But this book is great at explaining in ordinary words to the average person how the body works and what we should do, or not do, to maintain it like you maintain a car. It's a little light on the exercise parts, but that's because it's an allover body book and just gives you the basics for maintaining optimum health. So you get just the basics and minimum of exercise you need, and it provides those exercises. It's written with humor and plenty of illustrations, serious and humorous. Even though some sections were a little simplistic for me, I still found the explanations and illustrations interesting, informative, and humorous. Don't let the fact that the two doctors make money from writing and television. They are legit doctors. Dr. Oz is a cardiologist and still practices medicine. Dr. Oz is not associated with big pharma in any way, to my knowledge, as stated by another reviewer. Because someone is not only smart and accomplished, but also wealthy and famous, does not necessarily make him an idiot or unethical. If you are concerned with becoming healthy or maintaining good health, this is an excellent, down to earth guide for that. It won't tell you to start training for a marathon, or eat nothing but raw food. Nothing extreme here. This is a common sense manual for the average person who wants to be healthy. I highly recommend it for yourself or as a gift.
  • CrazyDemon
I find medical advice to be confusing. Many doctors struggle to explain things in terms I can understand and there is so much conflicting information out there. I found the metaphors used in this book to be enlightening and helpful in understanding what’s happening inside me. I also found the advice to be fairly common sense and actionable. I’m looking forward to reading other books in the owner’s manual series.