The Patient in the White Coat: My Odyssey from Health to Illness and Back
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The Patient in the White Coat: My Odyssey from Health to Illness and Back

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A wise and moving memoir of a young doctor’s journey from health to illness and back again Rosalind Kaplan had it all—loving husband, newborn son, and an Ivy-League medical degree with a promising career ahead. That was, until the day when an accidental “stick” with an infected needle changed everything. In one day, Rosalind Kaplan went from doctor—poised, confident, and i...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Kaplan Publishing (first published 2010)
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Very interesting...I kept wanting to read on. Very helpful relationship stuff!

page 161: "It's a long walk..." Larry reminded me. "Do you know how to get there?"
"Not really, but I'll ask for directions."
"I know where it is," he sighed. "I'll go with you."
This was one of those sticky points in our communication. It was obvious that he didn't want to go. But if I called him on not wanting to go, he'd deny it. On the other hand, if I accepted the offer, I'd have to put up with his annoyance at be...more
Mar 15, 2011 Danie rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Doctors, Medical Students
This book is an excellent result of an MD being forced to navigate a system from the patient's perspective and the lessons she learned from the experience.

Anyone who has been through a major medical crisis or has a current diagnosis yet uncured illness will be able to relate to Dr. Kaplan's emotions and thoughts towards her diagnosis, treatment, and eventual recovery from Hepatitis. Her simple style makes her easy to understand and by example offers readers hope that with time, patient, and kno...more
While I don't often read memoirs, I found it hard to put down The Patient in the White Coat. I was drawn into the medical history aspect of this book, but also really fascinated by the personal development of Dr. Kaplan as a patient as well as a caretaker. It must have been a humbling process for her to not only relive but share the frustration and hopelessness that must accompanied the early days of her diagnosis.

I would recommend this book to anyone! I feel like anyone undergoing medical train...more
I have a love/hate relationship with doctors in general..which was why I read this. It would appear doctors who are ill face the same dilemna.
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Apr 09, 2011 Rosalind Kaplan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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