The Take-Charge Patient:
How You Can Get The Best Medical Care

www.thetakechargepatient.com

ISBN-13 978-0-9815240-3-0
Published by Lemon Grove Press

Put the Power of 200 Medical Professionals in Your Hands

Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012) award-winning author Martine Ehrenclou empowers patients to become pro-active, assertive, well informed participants in their own health care. With advice and personal stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals and patients, The Take-Charge Patient reveals insider information on how to cut through the red tape and navigate today’s complex health care system with confidence.

Ehrenclou outlines strategies to enable patients to take charge of what they can –—how to prepare for a medical appointment, how to create a patient’s toolkit, how to find the right doctors, how to communicate effectively with doctors and more. She also provides vital information on how to prevent medical errors and medication mistakes, how to manage health insurance and how to obtain discounted medication and medical care. The Take- Charge Patient, will forever change how you act as a patient and thereby vastly improve the quality of medical care you receive.

Six months into her research for The Take-Charge Patient, Martine developed debilitating, chronic pain and used every strategy in her new book. She went from author and advocate for others to an advocate for herself and became a take-charge patient. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose her correctly, Martine found her own diagnosis and the correct surgeon to treat her. She is now pain free.

Your health care is a team sport. The Take-Charge Patient shows you how to become an effective player.

Martine Ehrenclou interviewed over 200 doctors, nurses, health psychologists, pharmacists, medical office managers, medical billers, patients, and others, to provide you with their personal stories and invaluable knowledge on how to cut through the red tape of any medical encounter and navigate the health care system with confidence.

You will learn how to:

  • Become your own advocate.
  • choose the best doctor you
  • prepare for your medical appointment
  • create a patient’s toolkit
  • how to collaborate and communicate effectively with doctors
  • prevent medical errors and medication mistakes
  • manage your health insurance
  • take the first steps if you have a serious illness or chronic medical condition
  • manage misdiagnoses, missed diagnoses and no diagnosis
  • obtain discounted medication and medical care.

And much more.

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Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive

ISBN: 978-0-9815240-0-9
Published by Lemon Grove Press

Hospital care has become hazardous to the patient’s health. There must be someone—

a family member or good friend—to act as a sentinel to prevent medical errors and establish relationships with the patient’s medical providers. Critical Conditions is about how to be a proactive advocate for your hospitalized loved one in order to prevent medical errors, medication mistakes, fatal falls, the spread of hospital-acquired infectious diseases and more.

  • Prevent deadly medical errors, medication mistakes, falls, and infectious diseases.
  • Reach doctors when you need them—every time.
  • Be proactive as you oversee your loved one’s hospital care.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with your loved one’s medical professionals.
  • Navigate the hospital system with confidence.

Critical Conditions won fifteen book awards and was positively received by ABC News, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Los Angeles Times magazine, Publishers Weekly and more. This life saving guide is a step-by-step guide based on over 150 interviews with registered nurses, physicians and hospital staff, families, Martine’s own experiences with hospitalized family members and hundreds of hours of research. It is a book for family members written by a family member who has been there.

 

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To order your copy of Critical Conditions either in paperback or as an ebook.

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