The Take-Charge Patient is an excellent resource for patients.  Comprehensive and thorough, it provides patients with informed checklists to ensure they get the best care possible. Patients who are actively involved in their healthcare realize better outcomes.— Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director, The Armstrong Institute of Safety and Quality, author of Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals

“Well done! It’s time the medical system worked for YOU! Health advocate, Martine Ehrenclou, comes to the rescue, showing you how to go from being a “medical victim” to a “take-charge patient.”– Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, best-selling author, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!, From Fatigued to Fantastic, Real Cause Real Cure and Pain Free 1-2-3

“Entering today’s medical system can be life-saving but also bewildering and dangerous. Take the guesswork out of your experience by letting Martine Ehrenclou be your guide. You will not find a better ally.”— Larry Dossey, MD, best-selling author, Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, and The Power of Premonitions

The Take-Charge Patient should be considered the Bible of the participatory medicine movement. Ms. Ehrenclou’s book is written for easy understanding, with every topic a patient, caregiver, or advocate could think of. There are checklists which make organization of thoughts more simplified. Regardless of one’s educational or medical experiences, this book will serve to assist anyone going to an initial doctor visit or facing a complex medical diagnosis. She has a rare empathetic view encompassing patients, caregivers, and health care providers. I recommend that the government and every health insurance company give this book to their consumer/patients.”— David Lee Scher, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS

“What role can patients play if they want to get the best medical care?  The answers are in this excellent book. Martine Ehrenclou has provided very useful recommendations for people to maximize their chances of getting the best medical care they can. She bravely describes her own ordeal with a chronic pain condition that lead to a successful treatment only because she continued to search for answers. Utilizing the recommendations and patient safety checklists in this book is the best way to influence your doctor to treat you in the most appropriate way possible. You need to influence your doctor to make the effort to give you the best care he can.”— Larry Miller, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

“This useful book provides a roadmap to help patients to navigate the health care system and regain control. Martine Ehrenclou provides a balanced set of suggestions for things to do – and not to do – all organized into common-sense categories and simple checklists. And she has road-tested virtually all of it herself in the course of her own medical encounters. This book explains how you can become your own best advocate, and improve your chances to benefit from the care you receive.” — Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH, Professor/Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Take Charge Patient is the second book in Martine Ehrenclou’s incredible body of work. It masterfully assists us, once again, in knowing how to take care of ourselves medically in this very challenging world. Martine has written such a brilliant and powerful roadmap for our success.” — Debbie Robins. M.A., best–selling author and Huffington Post blogger.

“Consider this book your healthcare GPS – an essential reference and toolkit filled with practical advice on navigating this country’s complex medical system.  Put this at the top of your reading list!” — Zouhdi Hajjaj, MD

“This new book from an established author, and recently a successfully treated complex patient, is an important contribution from the enlarging community of patient advocates and provides everyone with core information on how to become a successful patient in today’s complicated health care environment. The Take Charge Patient is refreshing in how it advocates the establishment of strong interpersonal communication and relationship building as the essence for successful health care. Patients and health care providers all want the best of outcomes – this books helps everyone to learn how to make that happen by focusing on people-to-people interactions.”— Peter B. Angood, MD, CEO, American College of Physician Executives

“Martine’s insights in this book are invaluable. The strategies and recommendations provided are presented in an easy-to-assimilate style. This book should be mandatory reading for all patients, particularly those searching for a new physician, or facing the prospect of a major procedure or surgery.”— Daniel Wohlgelernter, MD

“A brilliant and powerful roadmap for your success. The Take-Charge Patient masterfully assists us in knowing how to take care of ourselves medically in this very challenging world.” (Huffington Post)

“…wholeheartedly recommended to anyone who wants to take charge of their medical care. The Take-Charge Patient provides insider information that is a powerful resource for patients and caregivers alike. It empowers you to be proactive, and will be a valued book on my shelf for a long time to come.” (On My Bookshelf)