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Get inside your doctor's head : 10 commonsense rules for making better decisions about medical care / Phillip K. Peterson, M.D.

Author:
Peterson, Phillip K. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Description:
x, 130 p. ; 19 cm
Series:
Contents:
Introduction : applying and breaking the rules -- Rule 1. If you don't know what you're doing, don't do anything -- Rule 2. If what you're doing seems to be working, think about continuing it -- Rule 3. If what you're doing doesn't seem to be working, think about doing something else -- Rule 4. Don't agree to an invasive procedure without understanding why it's needed -- and without getting a second opinion -- Rule 5. If you don't have symptoms, a doctor can't make you feel better -- Rule 6. Never trust anyone completely, especially purveyors of conventional wisdom -- Rule 7. Most things are what they seem to be, except when they're not -- Rule 8. What your doctor doesn't know could kill you -- Rule 9. Timing is everything, and sometimes time is the cure -- Rule 10. Caring is always important medicine -- Epilogue : the participatory art of medicine -- Recap : the rules revisited.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781421410692 (hbk. : alk. paper)
  • 1421410699 (hbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2012050895
OCLC:
825106462
RCP:
C - S