Taking Charge of Your Own Health: Navigating Your Way Through Diagnosis, Treatment and Insurance : When you face a health-care need today, you have to be prepared for: less personal attention; more complications with insurance and government programs; a 40 percent national misdiagnosis rate, per recent surveys. Author Lisa Hall can help. Her years-long search for diagnosis has given her top-to-bottom experience with the health-care system. Aided by the expertise of internal-medicine doctor Ronald Wyatt, Lisa provides a wide variety of practical guidance on how to: Find the right kind of doctor, check qualifications, and increase the benefits of office visits. Maximize your Internet research. Navigate medical insurance, Medicare, workers' compensation, and Social Security disability. Avoid being a victim of hospital mistakes. Organize your medical records in a way that helps practitioners help you. When you take charge of your own health, you'll be ready to proactively take advantage of the help that's out there.
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