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“An extraordinary, brave and even shocking document. Dr. Jauhar’s sharply observed anxieties make him a compelling writer and an astute critic of the wasteful, mercenary, cronyistic and often corrupt practice of medicine today.”
—Florence Williams, The New York Times (Science)
“Highly engaging and disarmingly candid . . . Dr. Jauhar does a service by describing eloquently the excesses and dysfunctions of patient care and the systemic distortions responsible for them.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Bold and fascinating . . . [Jauhar] interweaves his personal story as well as anecdotes about his patients into a meticulously researched and painfully honest account of a profession . . . This beautifully written and unsparing memoir puts a human face on the vast, dysfunctional system in which patients and clinicians alike are now entangled.”
—The Boston Globe
“Arresting...Dr. Jauhar's book is often moving, especially when he focuses on his patients...this thoughtful telling provides a service in itself. Because the first step toward healing is, of course, getting a good diagnosis.”
—Susannah Meadows, The New York Times
“A compelling call for reform.”
—The New York Daily News
“In this searing critique of overtreatment, cronyism and cover-your-ass medical care, a cardiologist confronts the 'collective malaise' infecting the American medical profession as he opens a vein to reveal his own complicity and shattered ideals. Jauhar offers, if not a cure, a prescription for restoring dignity to patient and healer alike.”
“Precise, observant...Doctored features many vivid accounts of Jauhar's encounters with patients and colleagues, illustrating the high-stakes ethical and professional decisions physicians face daily. These stories, often deeply personal, bring a human dimension to his sharp critique of a ‘system that makes us bad, makes us make mistakes.’”
"Important reading as we debate health care."
“An engaging memoir that probes for the source of the ‘collective malaise’ that grips [Jauhar's] profession.”
“Sandeep Jauhar’s Doctored is a passionate and necessary book that asks difficult questions about the future of medicine. The narrative is gripping, and the writing is marvelous. But it was the gravity of the problem—so movingly told—that grabbed and kept my attention throughout this remarkable work.”
—Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
“Medicine’s radical transformation in recent years has brought both incredible scientific advances and an increasingly dysfunctional health care system. Doctored takes us behind the façade and allows us to see the seamy underbelly. Jauhar’s gift is to observe and to beautifully tell the stories. In doing so he leads us to a visceral understanding of what has gone wrong. Doctored is a manifesto for reform.”
—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone
“Sandeep Jauhar specializes in peeling back the veneer, revealing the discomfiting truths of today’s medical world. He is unafraid to dig deeply and honestly, both within himself and within the medical profession. Doctored raises critical questions that twenty-first-century medicine must answer if it is to meet the needs of its patients as well as of its practitioners.”
—Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., author of What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
“Sandeep Jauhar is a compelling storyteller, and Doctored gives us a fantastic tour through the seedy underworld of American medicine.”
—Lisa Sanders, M.D., Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, and author of Every Patient Tells a Story
Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD, is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is the author of Intern and writes regularly for The New York Times. He lives with his wife and their son and daughter on Long Island.
Very well written.
As a practicing physician, I highly recommend this book for medical students and physicians, in addition to anyone interested in today's medicine and medical memoirs.
I will ask my husband to read this book, so he can better understand what I am going through (he is not in the medical field).
As a health care professional myself, not a physician, I found this book,to be mostly a rambling whine. Read morePublished 8 days ago by shirley j. moore
Bought as a gift for my primary care physician whose young sons were contemplating a career in medicine.Published 10 days ago by Carolyn Krupp
I read this book and was profoundly disappointed by it. Dr. Jauhar seems to work in a very small world of status-seeking and business-minded physicians. Read morePublished 13 days ago by MizPaka
A brutally honest account of a young physician's struggle to maintain his integrity in the face of harsh economic realities. A well written and engaging narrative.Published 17 days ago by Daniel Lederer
Basically, what we Americans know about our current system BUT this is from the viewpoint of a doctor who is miserable, as well. Read morePublished 19 days ago by joyce
Dr Jauhar is an engaging writer - if for no other reason than he draws you into his world enough that you want to see if he eventually solves any of his problems - some of which... Read morePublished 21 days ago by artgal
This book gives the reader a front row seat into the life of today's physician as they try to balance their idealism that lead them to choose medicine as a career and the need to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Henry Maertens