Health Care Crisis: an Insider’s Look as Doctor & Patient

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Author Dr. Diana Reed new book looks at doctors’ training, the medical profession, and doctor’s dropping medicine.

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I have a personal story to tell.

Not all doctors are concerned with profit, author Dr. Diana Reed would argue that most are concerned with nurturing patient care. In her new book, The Other End of the Stethoscope (published by AuthorHouse), Dr. Reed takes a hard look at the healthcare system today, not only from a doctor’s perspective, but also from that of a patient. After experiencing a spinal injury and five subsequent surgeries, Reed is now disabled and uninsurable due to work-related pre-existing conditions.

“My hope for this book is to help get national health care enacted to improve health care in this country for patients and doctors, by educating the public about the current problems faced by doctors these days,” says Reed. “I have a personal story to tell.”

Reed firmly believes that physicians must get back into caring and honorable practices that our current health care system no longer provides because of bureaucratic greed. She argues the political system in place further propagates that our health care system runs more like a business than a service that feeds the needs of the patient.

The Other End of the Stethoscope offers statistics to show the huge dropout of physicians in private practice, who are increasingly seeking alternative careers due to rising job dissatisfaction because of rising overhead, decreased reimbursement, and loss of autonomy.

Health care reform doesn’t just affect citizens, but doctors as well.

About the Author:
Dr. Reed was born in New York, trained in California, attending UC Irvine for medical school and UC San Diego for Neurology residency. Dr Reed had two children during medical school. She is a board certified Neurologist who has worked in five states, from private solo practice to large group practices, from locum tenens to an academic practice in a major university medical school. She has been published in the Journal of Surgical Pathology and Neurology, and given numerous lectures. In the peak of her clinical career, she became disabled. After five spine surgeries, she is now retired and lives near Nashville, Tenn.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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