Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor.

Description

256 pages
Contains Bibliography, Index
$19.95
ISBN 978-1-55365-453-7
DDC 615.5

Publisher

Year

2008

Contributor

Reviewed by Ginette Michel

Review

The authors convey succinctly the adequate steps and measures one can and should take regarding personal health issues in order to ensure that any tests, medical screenings, treatments, and options have been properly evaluated by both physician and patient prior to prescription for optimal health.

 

Each chapter critically evaluates different spectrums of the health care field coupled with case studies and questions to prepare the health consumer to be well informed and to communicate effectively and responsibly with health practitioners and health care providers.

 

In doing so the authors have empowered and facilitated communication between physician and patient in rendering the best health care possible.

 

This text is a must-read for all health consumers who want to become proactively involved in making wise choices in their health care. Everyone can play an integral part by following the steps addressed in this text that will inadvertently assist our health care system in becoming fiscally responsible as consumers. Contextually, Moynihan and Sweet have included up-to-date, accurate medical information that most consumers may not have been aware of, and in doing so have made the general consumer literate in health care.

 

This well-researched text will no doubt change the habit of habituation and over-prescription of unnecessary medical measures and procedures, and enhance a more holistic approach to health care between physicians and their patients.

 

Finally a book that truly services its readers towards a lifelong journey in health enhancement.

 

This text would be an excellent addition in every household and doctor’s office. As a health care provider and university professor, I will be making Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor a compulsory read alongside their pathophysiology textbook.

 

This text is timely, exceptionally well written, and potentially life-saving. A must-read for all.

Citation

Moynihan, Ray, and Melissa Sweet., “Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor.,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/28222.