Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen
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Years ago, I had some ongoing health issues that wouldn’t go away. I was sick, healthy, and then sick again for a year or two. After a number of trips to doctors and specialists, I wasn’t any closer to understanding what was wrong than when I started. It was frustrating because it was so difficult to deal with multiple doctors, specialists, prescriptions and insurance companies to have it all make sense.
The Patient’s Playbook by Leslie D Michelson
The Patient’s Playbook is a call to action. It will change the way you manage your health and the health of your family, and it will show you how to choose the right doctor, coordinate the best care, and get to the No-Mistake Zone in medical decision making. Leslie D. Michelson has devoted his life’s work to helping people achieve superior medical outcomes at every stage of their lives. Michelson presents real-life stories that impart lessons and illuminate his easy-to-follow strategies for navigating complex situations and cases.
The Patient’s Playbook is an essential guide to the most effective techniques for getting the best from a broken system: sourcing excellent physicians, selecting the right treatment protocols, researching with precision, and structuring the ideal support team.
The Patient’s Playbook is a guide book that will explain how you can navigate the health care system. For someone who suffers from a chronic illness or invisible disease, it’s not always an easy process to find the right doctors, specialists, prescriptions and insurance company or to figure out how to get them all to work well together. The book will show you how to pick the best primary health care doctor and what you need to ask your doctor after every hospital stay. It will also explain how you can prepare now in case an illness strikes in the future and how to protect yourself from treatments that you don’t need.
I enjoyed reading The Patient’s Playbook. The author has a way of explaining things that makes sense even when it’s as complicated as our health care system. Each chapter is a combination of stories and information with a quick guide to refer to at the end of the chapter. I found that the quick guide section was a great place to refer to while you were trying to decide what direction to go next. Also, at the end of the book is a huge section called Notes that has links to websites and other places you can get more information.
Whether you visit the doctor’s office regularly or rarely, you should read this book to be prepared. Most people will have to deal with a health issue at some point in their lives. The time to prepare for it is now so that you can get the best possible care when you need it.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 25-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable baby girl. She owns 6 blogs and is addicted to social media. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and play games. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.