- About the Book
- The Managed Care Factor
- Barriers to Good Patient-Doctor Relationships
- Advocating for Change
- The Growing Role of Information
Despite the headline-dominating forces of rising insurance premiums, cost containment measures, and big business profits, author Nancy Keene strongly believes the essence of healthcare still comes down to a fundamental relationship between two human beings. In her book Working With Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve, Keene communicates a framework to help the lay person build and maintain workable partnerships with their physicians in any healthcare environment.
“It’s an imperfect world. This book is about how to maximize the benefits and get what good you can out of the health care system,” says Patient Centered Guides Editor Linda Lamb. “A lot of this has to do with people’s attitudes about doctors. The fact is, doctors aren’t gods and they don’t have all the information, but they can be your best advocate for getting the most out of your health insurer.”