Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) March 5, 2008
DJ Iber Publishing announced today that 7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare, a consumer guide to healthcare by Dr. Ruthann Russo is now available. In her book, 7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare, Dr. Ruthann Russo draws upon her work experience in healthcare and her role as the mother of a child with epilepsy to describe key actions that we can take to become empowered, informed and prepared healthcare consumers. The author suggests that all patients, even uninsured patients, need to be part of the solution to our national healthcare crisis. Some of the advice Dr. Russo gives includes how to pick a primary care physician, when to seek a second opinion, how to obtain and read your medical record, and even how to explore alternative medicine treatments.
"If you are having a small party, you probably spend more time planning the party than most folks spend on planning and researching their healthcare options." Dr. Russo said in a recent interview with public radio host Eleanor Bobrow. "Planning is one of the keys to success in obtaining the best healthcare for yourself and your family."
"There are a lot more resources available for patients than most people are aware of," says the author. "For instance, there are tools that allow you to evaluate and compare each hospital's quality rating as well as resources to tap if you are uninsured or underinsured."
Dr. Russo shows you how to create a personal plan for getting your best care. Millions of Americans are searching for answers. Numerous 'real-life' examples show how you can take control of your healthcare by being an informed consumer.
Dr. Russo has written 5 books used by managers in the healthcare industry. Hospitals throughout the country use her training programs to assist their physicians and clinicians in providing quality care to their patients.
Ruthann Russo, PhD, JD, MPH, RHIT, an expert in health information management and policy, is changing the focus on healthcare.
7 Steps to Your Best Possible Healthcare is now available at http://www.7stepshealth.com and Amazon.com.
Email: contactus @ djiber.com