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What happens when you are admitted to the hospital as a patient, and the physician assigned to be your doctor has never seen you before and knows absolutely nothing about you?

Welcome to Medicine in the 21st century, where the results of having a Hospitalist instead of your own doctor can be disastrous.

Specialist Dr. Aaron Bernstein enters the world of the Hospitalist f
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Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published July 11th 2014 by Rebreca Publishing
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Lorilei Gonzales
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.

So based on the book blurb, I thought I was reading a story about a schizo patient with a bomb strapped to his chest or inside his body or something. After reading through half of the book (many, many chapters are used to develop back stories of these different doctors [or hospitalists, as some are sometimes referred to], some of which I didn’t think were significant enough to the main story to include), we find out that Jumpy Johnson
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Renee
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked the book it showed me what could happen if this country continues on the path it is on with the health care we have right now.
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Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, drama, loved-it, suspense
I loved this book, wish there was more. At first I had to check and see if I was reading The Hospitalist, cause the way it started but I was. Scary about our healthcare but that's exactly the way it is I'm afraid. This author needs to write more books please.

highly recommend
Laura Giangrande
I didn't care for the book. It would tell you a little bit about one person and than next chapter go on to another person. I just couldn't get into book to finish it.
Jessica
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The summary of this novel is bit misleading - the premise sounded intriguing. Unfortunately, it disappoints. A significant portion of the book focuses on the backstory of various characters, often unnecessarily. The writing style is clumsy and self-conscious. This work paints a fairly cynical and unflattering picture of those involved in the practice of medicine - there were no redeeming characters, and it seemed that everything that could go wrong, did. I feel like the author did a disservice t ...more
Patricia A. Boyer
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What you want/don''t want to know about hospialists.

Keep s reader interested and involved from beginning to end. Frightening commentary on status of practice of medicine in US Money and greed destroy doctor who start out with high ideals. Make s person want y to Never need medical care
Priscilla Mowinkel
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I discovered this book after the author, a Dallas gastroenterologist‎, spoke at a local event which I attended. I had fallen over a parking berm in January and after a trip to the emergency room for 9 stitches in my head, and I discovered when I visited my primary care doctor several months later that he had not received the information that I had been in the emergency room, or that I had received the tetanus combo shot or had a cat scan taken of my head even though I had provided the primary ca ...more
Janet
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too much emphasis on money, procedures, and doctors. Not enough story.
Hubert
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Written with lots of insight into the business of medicine and the practice of it. Dr. Weisberg artfully interweaves current problems in the healthcare system with many different storylines.
Judy Brock
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I learned a lot about the distressing parts of medicine and medical insurance. It was an interesting story. I did not like the many spelling errors; they were distracting. Where was the editor?
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Dr. Michael Weisberg has been a practicing gastroenterologist for over 27 years in Plano, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Weisberg graduated in 1981 from Vanderbilt University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1985 and completed a fellowship in Gast
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