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The Patients Playbook PDF-Too many Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical error – mistakes, complications, and misdiagnoses. And many more of us are not receiving the best care possible, even though it’s readily available and we’re entitled to it. The key is knowing how to access it.

The Patient’s Playbook is a call to action. It will change the way you manage your health and the health of your family, and it will show you how to choose the right doctor, coordinate the best care, and get to the no-mistake zone in medical decision making. Leslie D. Michelson has devoted his life’s work to helping people achieve superior medical outcomes at every stage of their lives. Michelson presents real-life stories that impart lessons and illuminate his easy-to-follow strategies for navigating complex situations and cases.-The Patients Playbook PDF

The Patient’s Playbook is an essential guide to the most effective techniques for getting the best from a broken system: sourcing excellent physicians, selecting the right treatment protocols, researching with precision, and structuring the ideal support team. Along the way you will learn:

  • Why having the right primary care physician will change your life
  • Three things you can do right now to be better prepared when illness strikes
  • The 10 must-ask questions at the end of a hospital stay
  • How to protect yourself from unnecessary and dangerous treatments
  • Ways to avoid the four most common mistakes in the first 24 hours of a medical emergency

This book will enable you to become a smarter health-care consumer – and to replace anxiety with confidence.-The Patients Playbook PDF

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The Patients Playbook PDF is one of the best medical books for students and for emergency medical doctors . It is a must download.

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The Patients Playbook PDF

Leslie Michelson is the author of The Patient’s Playbook and host of the podcast The No-Mistake Zone. He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Private Health Management, a unique, patient-focused company that has helped thousands of people to obtain exceptional medical care. His book, The Patient’s Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love, distills his three decades of experience as a medical-case-management expert into actionable steps and practical tools that will empower readers everywhere to achieve the best possible health outcomes at every stage of life. He frequently speaks to audiences around the world, providing life-saving information and a revolutionary approach to medical decision-making.

Leslie Michelson has been involved in almost all aspects of the health care system, starting at age 29 when he served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a position he held during the Carter and Reagan administrations. Since then, he has founded and led four entrepreneurial health care companies focused on improving quality of care; he was CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest source of philanthropic support for prostate cancer research; and he has been an active investor, advisor and board member for many companies.

He is on the Advisory Board of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the board of the ALS Therapy Development Institute. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He and his wife, Beth, have two daughters and a son-in-law, and live in Los Angeles.

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  • Listening Length 10 hours and 47 minutes
    Author Leslie D. Michelson
    Narrator Leslie D. Michelson Release Date September 01, 2015
    Publisher Random House Audio
    Program Type Audiobook
    Version Unabridged
    Language English
    Identification Number B013PRXBY6
  • Book Name : The Patients Playbook PDF

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Jhs “Simply the best and indespensible. Mr. Michelson is a gifted writer, enjoyable to read. But packed with really healpful content, organized logically and presented clearly. Frankly, I considered myself toward the sophisticated part of the patient population, but this book put things into a logical framework. A diagnosis of severe spinal stenosis led me to purchase this book and half a dozen others. Little did I know then that I was already implementing step one of this book’s process, “immersion”. But that is what I do anyway with a new puzzle. It is a bit different, though, when it is your own body, spinal surgery seems in the near future, and one is deathly afraid of being in any hospital. Although trite, this book was “empowering” and got me into a more detached state. Specific suggestions for researching nationally ranked hospitals and providers guided me. The quest ended well with a hospital facility with an excellent quality control system and friendly, caring staff. The surgeon is one of the smartest people on the planet, with fellowships at top-ranked facilities in both neurosurgery AND orthopedic surgery. He listens carefully, explains things well, very patient, and has my complete trust. I think so much of this book that I have loaned it to three different friends. Each one of them decided to buy their own copy. One person even bought two additional copies to give to her friends. If you or a loved one faces a serious medical condition, this book is highly recommended.”

Bruce G. Silverman “America’s medical resources are without a doubt the best in the world. But tapping into all that excellence without professional guidance is, at best, daunting and at worst, life threatening. Most people believe their personal physician is “great.” But what if he or she isn’t? And when serious issues arise, knowing how to get the best answers to questions such as “Have I been correctly diagnosed,” “What are my best options,” and “How do I know if I’m being directed to the best specialist or sub-specialist for my condition?” is critical.

Leslie Michelson, whose business is to “quarterback” care for seriously ill individuals, subscribes to the belief that “good enough is not good enough” when it comes to healthcare. As its title suggests, “The Patient’s Playbook” is a guidebook that, if closely followed, will teach you how to knowledgeably take charge of your medical care (or the care of a loved one). Mr. Michelson, through the use of stories about tough cases he’s personally managed as well as advice from many of America’s top physicians and surgeons, explains how to select a REALLY great personal physician, how to use the internet as he does to identify “best-in-class” specialists and sub-specialists and even how to get an appointment with a world-class expert expedited. Perhaps most importantly, he explains how to take steps well before a serious medical issue arises that will make you a smarter and more effective “healthcare consumer.”

“The Patient’s Playbook” is, thankfully, not filled with technical mumbo-jumbo; it’s an easy read. And since each chapter concludes with a very helpful summary, actually putting the information in the book to practical use is easy. Who should read it? In my opinion, anyone who ever has or ever will need to navigate the healthcare system. In other words, just about everyone.”

Carla “I read the review that gave this book low rating and I feel like they’re missing Haidt’s main point/ reason to write about this book. Haidt is concerned about social cohesion. And the thing is social cohesion comes from homogeneity or at least shared values or activities. Considering that the left is all about diversity, newness and difference, it makes sense that he would portray it in a somewhat negative light. The problem with insisting on difference and individuality, is that instead of making society adapt to you, it makes society notice your difference even more and hence, cause more bigotry and racism. Furthermore, I would like to point out something about diversity and multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is a pretty word that is tossed around when we’re talking about diversity, but it seems to me that very few people understand it.

Multiculturalism hardly means people living together as a community, it means having community within a larger community. Take the example of London, you have people from Eastern Europe on one side, the Polish only stays with the Polish, the Slovakian with the Slovakian and so on and so forth. Then, you have Black Jamaican who make up another unit. You have Black African (Anglophone and Francophone) – Nigerian, Ghanaian, Ugandan, Ivorian, Congolese…etc. Obviously nobody actually mix together. Nigerian stays with Nigerian, Ivorian with Ivorian and so on and so forth. Then you have Indians and Pakistani who stays with people who come from the same country as them. Even Italian in London usually stays with Italians. In fact not long ago, an Italian told me that there was a big association for Italian in London and that he was a member. There are many other group that I skipped because I couldn’t be bothered but you understand what I mean. And then you have the English – some accept this diversity (usually easier in good economic time), others merely tolerate it.

All group have a natural tendency toward self-segregation. But on top of that, these days we have an external pressure from the Left. The Left does everything it can to remind people how different they are from another, besides picking nonsense battle which erode social trust and our already tenuous social cohesion (i.e tearing statues, protests on university…etc).

The left in its haste to remake fail to understand that a) the world as it is though not perfect is way better than it use to be and b)that if they continue it will only lead us to a civil war. There is still poverty but anyone who’d read history would know that it’s nothing as it used to be (read for example Way to Wigan Road), racism though still a major issue is better now than it ever was. I should also point out something people always talk about how Trump brought a fascist state, about how much of a Nazi he is and so on and so forth. Do they not realise that if they were living in a true Nazi state they could not insult him, or his supporter the way they do on TV or even anonymously on social media? Trump is bad, but no he’s isn’t creating a new Nazi Germany or URSS. And really saying such things is terribly insensitive to the people who lived through those time.

By the way, I do not mean to say that injustice should not be tackled, but it has to be done in a pragmatic and useful way. Concretely, though I understand why he did this, what has Kaeparnick protesting the American flag accomplished besides increasing polarisation? Similarly, for the last couple of years I have heard using terms such as white privilege, white supremacists, old white men, patriarchy and other similar words in almost in every sense and often when they aren’t warranted. But what has it accomplished? It has created a backlash from conservative and annoyed liberals. You also have white liberals who have accepted those terms. But I believe for some, it is only a cool trend they have stumbled into, for other it is a form of religion which I’m not entirely sure they fully believe into, and the last group simply feel obliged.

To be clear, I do believe that in an unfair world, black people are more likely to suffer from unfairness than white people. There are various reasons for this bias and prejudice, the fact that black people are a numeral minority (10% of black in US, only 2% in UK and probably also about 2% in France) whereas white are the majority, lack of economic power of black people in the country they live, lack of economic country of African countries and cultural difference. So, in a sense I believe that white privilege exists, but I think that the way we go about talking about it is simply too divisive and does not promote understanding or even compassion.

I am very well aware of all the wrong white led country have done in history. Though if we’re being very fair about it, Arab countries (slavery) and Asian countries (mostly Japon have done the same [severe colonisation of neighbours]) have done similar misdeed. But really, we can’t expect someone to understand our point of view when we scream have him that the colour of his skin make him a bad person, even if he personally hasn’t done anything. Or when we say that all white people are basically evil. I understand where people are coming from when they say that. Exchanging with someone who has entrenched beliefs about you & your people, who simply cannot imagine that his experience is not the experience of everybody else or someone who is wilfully ignorant/ selectively chose morsel of history (many Conservative) can be very trying. Nonetheless, if our objective is to make a positive change then we need to change how we communicate.

Going back to the book, though Haidt says that Conservative have six moral foundation rather than the Liberal’s three, he does point out the flaws within the Conservative movement. Besides, Haidt never said that having the six moral foundation mean that you can’t be biases or that your reasoning is perfect. In fact, you could argue that he said the contrary. One more thing, someone pointed out that if Conservative score high in Loyalty how come they distrust the government. Well, this reading is wrong. Conservative do trust government to provide a good environment/ market, they trust the government’s words, including its lies. Essentially, they gov to rule the environment but not the individual. You should remember that they also score high in Liberty. Hence, it isn’t surprising that they do not want an external force to rule them.

I suppose some people aren’t happy just because he didn’t call them racist idiots. By the way, even after reading this book, I still have trouble reconciling my initial views with the picture Haidt presented. What I’m trying to say is that though Haidt’s book gave me a lot of insight, I still have much to digest.

I would recommend this book to anyone who want to understand politics and their neighbours with different political opinion.

There’s only one thing which the book is missing for me. It is a niggle and really, Haidt already did enough and couldn’t have looked at this. But I wonder how morality work/ develop across race. For example, a lot of black people are liberal/ democrats because this side have generally been against injustice and willing to do something for the lower section of society. But, could it be that some despite their skin colour are actually closer in their moral spectrum to the white conservative they despise (and who in turn may despise them)? More bluntly said, if instead of being black, they had been born white, could their political leaning be completely different because being white and conservative doesn’t come with the same baggage has being black and conservative? Really, if they white conservative could leave out his bias, could the black who have the same moral makeup as him get along better with him than with fellow black who do not have the same moral buds?

Really, I can’t help wondering how much who you are outside influence your political leaning despite who you are inside. If I had the opportunity I would have done a Phd on this. But ah…I’m way too busy. Has anyone ever thought about this?

In any case, as I said, highly recommended!”


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