DON’T LET YOUR DOCTOR KILL YOU
The newest book from bestselling author Dr. Erika Schwartz presents a plan for every patient to take fear out of dealing with Doctors and empowers them to demand and receive only exceptional health care. Take charge of your health and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating healthcare system. Sign up below to receive the introduction, absolutely free!
Take charge of your health and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating healthcare system
– before it’s too late.
Dr. Erika Schwartz believes that today’s patient is but a leaf blowing in the wind of group-think protocols, corrupt medical societies, insurance companies on the take, and billion dollars in marketing and lobbying pressure from drug companies.
What is the quick fix?
The answers are here in the ten clear chapters, giving examples every step of the way. It’s a simple process that takes you, the patient, from being a victim to being in charge.
Developing personal self-confidence, choosing the right doctor for you, walking out on the wrong ones with impunity and making the right choices will add up to great health care with you at the center. Follow the plan and the facts and change your life and that of your loved ones. Life is to be enjoyed not feared. This book will put enjoyment back into your life and remove the fear and intimidation from your healthcare.
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS AND REFERENCES
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8. Staff of the Dallas Morning News. First Do No Harm: Patient safety crisis at one of America’s landmark public hospitals. The Dallas Morning News. 1st Edition. November 28, 2012.
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10. Atul Gawande. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Metropolitan Books. 1st Edition. October 7, 2014.
11. Atul Gawande. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. Picado. Reprint Edition. January 4, 2011.
12. Otis Webb Brawley and Paul Goldberg. How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America. St. Martin’s Griffin. Reprint Edition. October 30, 2012.
13. Leana Wen, MD and Joshua Kosowsky, MD. When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. St. Martin’s Griffin. Reprint Edition. June 24, 2014.
14. Barry Werth. The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma. Simon & Schuster. Reprint edition. February 4, 2014.
15. Peter Gotzsche. Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare. Radcliffe Medical Press LTD. 1st Edition. August 31, 2013.
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