Item description for Navigating the Medical Maze: A Practical Guide by Steven Brown...
Overview A Christian medical doctor gives guidance on a range of timely health-care issues. Even as modern medicine continues to bring great gains in life expectancy and a wider variety of treatment options, many have declared that the American health-care system is "in crisis." Politicians debate the government's role while families worry about access to care, choosing a doctor, unethical scams, and skyrocketing costs. For many people the information and decisions are overwhelming.
Dr. Steven Brown writes about these issues as the kind of doctor we all hope to find--a trustworthy medical insider not afraid to share the good and the bad of the health-care profession to help patients learn how to evaluate doctors, treatments, alternative medicine, and conflicting "expert" advice. He relates stories from his own practice, shares his Christian perspective on wellness and ethical issues, and gives practical advice to help readers make intelligent decisions about health care for themselves and their families. As debates about health care heat up and conflicting messages abound, readers will be grateful for this clear, accessible guide.
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Studio: Brazos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.845 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 1587432072 ISBN13 9781587432071
Reviews - What do customers think about Navigating the Medical Maze: A Practical Guide?
at last, practical medical help Feb 16, 2008
Dr. Brown has written an in depth view of the healthcare profession, creating a decision making tool to allow lay persons to select the best medical care. In a highly readable style, he gives insights to physician training, and why and how to communicate with your doctor to be a partner in your healthcare. He also includes tips for selecting the right physician, ways to evaluate media hype and scares, including internet information, natural medicines, fad diets and new treatment options. Dr. Brown also included scriptural references to allow the Christian reader to put the content in context with Biblical principles. This is must reading for all on how to take charge of your own healthcare, and how to evaluate the care you receive.
Practical advice- cheap! Feb 7, 2008
You can't get any better medical advice, and cheap only $14.99. Dr Brown does a wonderful job at making the complicated science of medicine readable, interesting and understandable. His explanation of alternative medicines and treatments alone are worth the weight of this one. A rare look at healthcare from the Christian perspective is a valuable bonus to this helpful book. Buy more than one- you will need to be passing this one on.
Guidance We All Need Jan 30, 2008
Lead Your Way to Better Healthcare: Help Doctors Help You Dr. Brown provides a wonderful balanced perspective on several aspects of healthcare. The two that stand out for me are: 1) Evaluating the use of "alternative therapies" because we self-prescibe and do not know what we are doing to our bodies or our health when we do. It is a topic few MDs have been willing to shed light on in an unbiased way. 2) Dealing with the emotional aspects of illness. I'd love to have him for my doctor. Throughout the book, he examines the issues both practitioners and patients face and gives us a rare look inside the medical world in a way that helps us learn how to obtain better care. He answers a lot of questions we may not think to ask. Questions we should be asking. His "Christian Perspective" inserts add valuable context to each topic and do help us put things in True perspective.
Navigation successful! Jan 10, 2008
Dr. Brown has accomplished his goal, at long last bringing some common sense to the all-too-maze-like world of medicine. This book is highly readable and offers viewpoints from both the patient's and the doctor's perspective. As a bonus, the reader is offered bridges to traverse that provide insight as to the Christian principles behind the advice he offers. I will recommend this book to my entire family.