Don't Let Your HMO Kill You
How to Wake Up Your Doctor, Take Control of Your Health, and Make Managed Care Work for You
More than 60% of Americans with medical insurance are enrolled in HMO's, but few are happy about it. Procedures are denied, doctors are rushed, patients are frustrated--it seems as if everyone has an HMO nightmare story to tell. Now two accomplished doctors, including the author of the New York Times bestseller The Arthritis Cure, offer readers an invaluable guide to understanding, dealing with, and getting the most out of their physicians and HMO's.
Jason Theodosakis is a practicing MD and medical school professor with specialties in preventive medicine, public health, and exercise physiology. He is the author of the national bestseller The Arthritis Cure and Maximizing the Arthritis Cure. David T. Feinberg is an MD specializing in HMO management. He is the co-author of Emotional Blackmail and When Your Lover Is a Liar.
"A realistic guide for troubled times..." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Don't Let Your HMO Kill You is a patient's best 'body armor' for the health care wars." -- Dr. Ronald Hoffman, author of Intelligent Medicine, host of Health Talk
"A must-read for every doctor or patient associated with an HMO." -- Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, author of Brain Longevity and The Pain Cure, president of the Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation
"This book belongs in every household in America. It shows how you can improve your health by being actively in charge with your doctor as your partner. If you have only one medical self help book--this is the one!" -- Herschella Horton, RN, House of Representatives (AZ)
"A remarkable book and potent survival tool for navigating the uncertain and potentially adversarial waters of American health care. Every family must have a copy of this book!" -- Gideon Bosker, author of Laughter Is the Best Medicine
"This book guides you through the maze of acronyms and tells you how to get the most from your 10-minute doctor's visit by building a rapport with you physician, as well as doing your homework beforehand." -- Taste for Life
"Theodosakis and Feinberg empower readers to gain quality care from their 10-minute doctor visit...[they] lay bare the truths of managed care while deciphering terms, clarifying billing procedures, and teaching patients to be proactive about their health. Preventative medicine, children's care and mental health services are discussed in depth." -- Publisher's Weekley