Even with health insurance, the costs of health care are skyrocketing. Between high deductibles and copays, many find themselves confronting steep costs for care. But the truth is consumers can take the reins of their health decisions, keep costs down, and maximize their quality of life. Physician and medical care expert Cynthia Haines, M.D., and health writer Eric Metcalf have devoted their careers to educating consumers and empowering them to make the most of their care options. Now with The New Prescription, they show readers how to take back responsibility for their careaexplaining how to find the right allies, make good healthcare choices, and shop for the best treatments. Readers will learn: ac How to avoid misdiagnoses and costly tests you don't really need ac Cost-effective ways to prevent and treat the most common and expensive diseases and symptoms ac How to find the right primary-care physicianaa proven ally to simplify your care and lower your health-care costs ac Which conditions allow for a wait-and-see approach and which ones require proactive stepsMcGeeney, Terry on consumer choices, 22a23, 28, 38a39 on defensive medicine , 48 on treatment approaches, ... 66a67 medical billing advocates, 236a237 medical billing/diagnostic codes, 239a240 medical emergencies, 86, 182, 208anbsp;...
|Title||:||The New Prescription|
|Author||:||Cynthia Haines, M.D., Eric Metcalf, MPH|
|Publisher||:||Health Communications, Inc. - 2011-05-02|