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|The Essential Patient Handbook|
The Essential Patient Handbook: Getting the Healthcare You Need – From the Doctors Who Know
Alan B. Ettinger, MD and Deborah M. Weisbrot, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Regular Price: $19.95
Web Discount Price: $16.96
Editorial Review by Julia Klein, RN, MS, FNPC, MSCN:
How to organize health related information before the encounter, make and keep concise past medical history, present a chief complaint, and to
The strength of this format is to encourage the patient to take care of their health information through documentation of health history, symptoms, and document past and ongoing health history. A potential weakness may be an inflated expectation of unlimited time allowed for the patient-doctor encounter. The detailed specific provided to assist the patient to prepare notes for a medical visit are clear and thorough. If used as suggested the patient will be better prepared to facilitate valuable discussion for each medical encounter. The suggested forms which are found throughout the text are clear and user friendly. Citations are up to date.
About the Authors:
Deborah M. Weisbrot, M.D. is Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center at Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Weisbrot has focused her clinical and research work in the areas of anxiety and aggression, and the psychiatric aspects of medical illness in children and adolescents.
Drs. Ettinger and Weisbrot, a husband-wife team, have collaborated in researching depression, anxiety, and coping with medical illness. Both are cited in New York Magazine's list of
Julia Klein, RN, MS, FNPC and Certified MS Nurse has worked in the clinical setting with multiple sclerosis patients for nine years. She is affiliated with the University of Utah MS clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoys all outdoor activities, her dogs and cat.