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Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now: Gaining the Upper Hand in Your Medical Care

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The state of health care in this country is routinely discussed in the media, at the office, and around the kitchen table. Yet as consumers of medical care, Americans often blindly accept medical advice that may or may not be relevant or even appropriate.Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now is meant to turn on its head the old notion that medical care is dictated by the d ...more
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Published (first published May 2nd 2011)
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Steven Kussin
Aug 05, 2011 Steven Kussin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, since I wrote it, I wanted to praise it. Yeah, I know. But I wanted to start the ball rolling. I am so very open to criticism because this was my first book. Getting it published was one of the great moments in my life. I hope you like it. It was written with real passion based on my own medical adventure. If you find fault then thanks..I wrote it to excite comment and interest.
Great advice on how to choose doctors and hospitals and how to avoid the misfortune of medical errors while in the health care system. Here are a few examples.

"From the moment you arrive until the second you leave – your hospital, any hospital, is the most unsafe environment most of you will ever enter." The number of deaths due to medical error may be "equivalent to three jumbo jets crashing every two days." Would you fly if this were the case in aviation?

Ask a prospective surgeon two questions
While Dr. Kussin provides a lot of resources, and instructions for becoming as proactive as you need to be with respect to your healthcare, he also provides in depth explanations of the risks you will deal with in your interface with the medical community, and ways to safeguard yourself. Hint: taking your own bleach, cleaning rags, and mop to a hospital is almost the least of his recommendations.

The biggest downside I saw (to the paper edition, at least) is that there doesn't seem to be an onlin
I struggle between 4 and 5 stars on this one. The information in it is priceless to those like me that have constant interactions with medical professionals, so 5 it shall be. It was pretty difficult to read because of the strange words he chose. I was wondering if the author wanted to communicate a message or show off his skill at using a thesaurus. Worth reading for sure, just keep the dictionary close by.
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Education: Raised in the New York public school system. Attended college at Columbia University and medical school at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Post-graduate training was also completed at Einstein. Hospital experience includes Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx.
“There I learned that I could treat anything (anything!) for at least 15 minutes until the special forces arrived,” Dr. Kussin e
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