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Author Wilson, F. Perry, author.

Title How medicine works and when it doesn't : learning who to trust to get and stay healthy / F. Perry Wilson, MD.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2023.


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Edition First edition.
Description xx, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275).
Summary "We live in an age of medical miracles. Never in the history of humankind has so much talent and energy been harnessed to cure disease. So why does it feel like it's getting harder to live our healthiest lives? Why does it seem like "experts" can't agree on anything, and why do our interactions with medical professionals feel less personal, less honest, and less impactful than ever? Through stories from his own practice and historical case studies, Dr. F. Perry Wilson, a physician and researcher from the Yale School of Medicine, explains how and why the doctor-patient relationship has eroded in recent years and illuminates how profit-driven companies--from big Pharma to healthcare corporations--have corrupted what should have been medicine's golden age. By clarifying the realities of the medical field today, Dr. Wilson gives readers the tools they need to make informed decisions, from evaluating the validity of medical information online to helping caregivers advocate for their loved ones, in the doctor's office and with the insurance company. Dr. Wilson wants readers to understand medicine and medical science the way he does: as an imperfect and often frustrating field, but still the best option for getting well. To rebuild trust between patients, doctors, medicine, and science, we need to be honest, we need to know how to spot misinformation, and we need to avoid letting skepticism ferment into cynicism. For it is only by redefining "good medicine"--science that is well-researched, rational, safe, effective, and delivered with compassion, empathy, and trust--that the doctor-patient relationship can be truly healed."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Physician and patient -- United States -- Popular works.
Medical care -- United States -- Popular works.
Self-care, Health.
MEDICAL / General.
Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01013753
Physician and patient. (OCoLC)fst01062819
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Self-help publications.
Added Title How medicine works and when it does not
Learning who to trust to get and stay healthy
ISBN 9781538723609 (hardcover)
1538723603 (hardcover)
9781538723623 (ebook)
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