Medical Handbook: A Consumer Guide for Navigating the Medical System

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The American health care system is vital, vibrant, and indispensable. However, it’s also complex, and can be difficult to navigate as an everyday consumer.

How does medical insurance work? How do you learn more about the prescription your doctor recommended? How does aging and long-term care factor into your personal health plan?

Medical Handbook: A Consumer Guide for Navigating the Medical System equips the reader with the fundamental information you need to develop a working knowledge of the American medical system. By providing information regarding many facets of health care, the book empowers readers to make sound medical decisions that support your overall health and wellness.

The book provides information regarding medical education, medical and surgical specialties, and inpatient versus outpatient care. Chapters on nutrition and exercise help people understand their own role in preventive health. Additional chapters address contemporary topics in health care, including mental health, sexual health, the role of marijuana in medicine, and consulting the internet for medical advice.

Written from the perspective of a medical physician, Medical Handbook is a concise, helpful guide for individuals who wish to better understand the American medical system.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCognella Academic Publishing
Number of pages172
ISBN (Print)978-1-5165-3044-1
StatePublished - 2020


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