As the government and insurance companies continue to make the quagmire of health care even more confusing, this book puts you in control and takes the guesswork out of obtaining the best health care for less money, whether you have a chronic condition or are simply seeking preventive measures. As industry insiders, family physician Cynthia Haines, M.D., and medical journalist Eric Metcalf, M.P.H., empower you to make informed decisions that save you time, money, aggravation, and unnecessary testing.
-shortcomings of common drugs and procedures
-how to work with your doctor to save money
-the pitfalls and side effects of expensive exams and certain screenings
-when to seek a specialist or take a 'wait and see' approach