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The Medical Mentor
Get the Health Care You Deserve in Today's Medical System
The Medical Mentor
Authors: By Bob Sheff, M.D.
Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1-58479-488-7
EAN: 9781584794882
Availability: Out of Stock
Publishing Date: 4/1/2006
Trim Size: 4 1/2 x 9
Page Count: 256
Cover: Paperback
Illustrations: Two-color text, 288 pages, 4 1/2x9"
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About the book
As a physician and a medical insurance executive, Bob Sheff thought he knew everything about the health care system. Then he became a patient and found out firsthand just how intimidating, confusing, and downright scary it can be to face the rules, regulations, and physician attitudes that now define America's medical care culture. Now a dedicated patients' advocate, he has used his inside knowledge to write this blatantly honest, one-of-a-kind guide to navigating every aspect of what Dr. Sheff calls "our messed-up medical system." His compassionate, easy-to-understand, and highly readable text shows you, step by step, how to become your own medical advocate and get the kind of care you deserve, when you want it, from whom you want it, and where you want it--no matter what your insurance company says. The Medical Mentor offers rare insider information about selecting and handling insurance companies; hospital practices that can put you in jeopardy; how to protect your health in the doctor's office and your life in the hospital; and how to know which sources (including medical web sites) to trust and which not to trust. This indispensable guide provides all the information you need to know before you need to use it.

About the author
Bob Sheff, M.D., received his medical training as a radiologist at UCLA and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He spent most of his career running one of the largest medical managed-care systems in the United States. Now semi-retired, he devotes his time to helping people address their medical concerns. He lives in Columbia, Maryland.

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