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7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare author, Dr. Ruthann Russo, featured on community radio WDIY's "Take Charge of Your Life".

7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare author, Dr. Ruthann Russo, featured on community radio WDIY's "Take Charge of Your Life".

The Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania community public radio station WDIY 88.1 FM and host Eleanor Bobrow spotlighted author and educator Dr. Ruthann Russo on "Take Charge of Your Life". The program aired on December 26th 2007. Dr. Russo's new book, 7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare, a consumer guide to navigating the healthcare system, describes how a well-educated consumer can get the best possible healthcare.

The first half of the interview focused on Dr. Russo's own healthcare journey with her daughter, Emmalea who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 19. This discussion included obtaining five second opinions and eventually finding a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment for Emmalea's seizures. Later in the show, Dr. Russo and Ms. Bobrow discussed what the healthcare consumer can do to get optimal healthcare. This included a discussion about the importance of a primary care physician and how to find one that is best for you.

Dr. Russo's book, 7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare, offers a system for creating and implementing a customized personal health plan. Topics in the book range from defining a personal healthcare mission and understanding your medical records to finding and communicating with the best hospitals and doctors. Dr. Russo teaches us how to be empowered, informed and prepared healthcare consumers. Radio show host Bobrow describes the 7 Steps as a "very exciting and timely book."

For more information regarding Dr. Russo's new book or to purchase a copy of 7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare please visit http://www.7StepsHealth.com. You can also listen to a recorded version of the interview on the website.

For more information regarding "Take Charge of Your Life" with host Eleanor Bobrow or WDIY FM please visit http://www.wdiy.org.

About Dr. Ruthann Russo:
Dr. Ruthann Russo is an expert with more than 20 years of experience working in and advising healthcare organizations. She designed the HealthMap™ program for healthcare consumers. Healthmap is available for download at http://www.healthmapforms.com. Dr. Russo has instructed more than 3,000 physicians on how to improve their documentation in patient medical records. She is the author of five healthcare industry books. Dr. Russo is an alumna of Dickinson College, American University's Washington College of Law, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's program in public health, and Touro University. She is a partner in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based law firm of Russo and Russo and a Managing Director with Navigant Consulting. For more information please visit http://www.ruthannrusso.com.

Contact Information:
Email: contactus @ djiber.com
Phone: 610-861-2717
Web: http://www.RuthannRusso.com

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