You deserve the best possible care. Here’s how to make sure you get it.
Larry Berkelhammer knows how to work effectively with his medical team for the best outcomes. He has to: he lives with several serious and chronic health issues. If you’re in a similar situation, you also need to know how to collaborate with doctors, nurses, technicians, and the medical system. Doctor’s Partner: The Self-Empowered Patient will teach you how to do this, helping you build expertise in the subject that matters most: you and
As you read this book and apply the skills it teaches, you’ll learn how to take charge of your health issues—and your life.
- How to develop a positive, constructive outlook, building a sense of control, self-empowerment, and medical self-efficacy.
- How to choose a doctor and medical center
- How to handle the detailed nuts and bolts of working with your doctors
You’ll also learn about the practice of being present and aware, here and now: in charge of how you live day to day as you empower yourself to improve your attitude, your health, and your wellbeing.
Larry Berkelhammer sees engaging the health care system as an exercise in asserting control, not relinquishing it. In this book he shares his perspectives, strategies, and resources; his suggestions will help you maximize your chances for the best possible outcomes and guide you toward safer and more effective interactions with your health care providers.
—William Meecham, MD
Doctor’s Partner: your guide to medical self-empowerment, self-efficacy, and your best possible life.