Surviving American Medicine
How to Get the Right Doctor, Right Hospital, and Right Treatment with Today’s Health Care
About the Book
We live in a time when the business of health care has superseded the care of health. Health-care reform isn’t just political rhetoric: it’s a reality. It’s happening every day—and for you it means new ways of getting your care. Virtually every American understands we are experiencing dramatic changes in the delivery of health care and the insurance programs that pay for it. In Surviving American Medicine, Dr. Cary Presant lays the foundation to help you take control of these issues and help you become your own advocate.
Surviving American Medicine shows you how to make the best decisions by providing inside tips about getting the best doctors, good insurance, safe hospitals, and affordable medicines—from an author and physician who is a national expert on health care. With insights from his medical experience and reliable internet resources, Presant gives you the information to survive, reduce the risk of illness, and cure or control diseases.
Relying on his forty years of experience as a physician, professor, administrator, and researcher, Presant empowers you to work with your team of doctors, nurses, hospitals, and even insurance companies to maintain your health and prolong your life. He helps you learn to make choices about your health are so you feel confident you’re getting the best treatment possible.
About the Author
Cary Presant, MD, is an internist, a hematologist, and an oncologist in Los Angeles; a national expert in health care; and the author of over four hundred scientific medical articles. Presant has taught and conducted research at the University of Southern California, Washington University School of Medicine, Columbia University, National Cancer Institute, and City of Hope National Medical Center.