Make America Healthy Again

Lessons from a 50 year surgical odyssey

by Charles Antinori MD FACS



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781663262530
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781663262523
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781663262547

About the Book

Doctors today employ better diagnostic procedures and innovative surgical procedures, such as the use of robots. While this generally improves care, it drives up costs. Meanwhile, the price of a medical education is rising exponentially, and the time required for training continues to increase. If you want to become a doctor, you must go through four years of expensive medical school after college—and then it’s on to residency and fellowship training, which can last anywhere from three to ten years. Due to changes in reimbursement and a rise in the number of employed physicians in practice, the financial rewards of pursuing a career in medicine are diminishing. Charles Antinori, MD, FACS, who recently retired after a half century doing surgery, takes a detailed look at the American health care system, including where it’s coming up short. He concludes that surgery is a very satisfying discipline, even though it involves long hours and hard work. In Make America Healthy Again, he recounts his experiences, many of which are humorous, and shares recommendations that could improve the health care system and pave the way for more Americans to enjoy good health.

About the Author

Charles Antinori, MD, FACS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, is the oldest of nine children from an Italian family. He graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan and Cornell University before attending Dartmouth Medical School. Later, he transferred to Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1973. He was a medical doctor for several decades, practicing cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery at several hospital systems in South Jersey