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Lost and Found: A Consumer's Guide to Healthcare Hardcover – November 24, 2015
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About the Author
Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, currently serves as IBM's Global Director of Healthcare Transformation and is a member of the IBM Industry Academy. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, completed his residency training in Preventive Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in Occupational Health in the International Environment, both at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Grundy also earned a Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, Chair of Health Policy for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Grundy was named as Ambassador for Healthcare DENMARK, a role in which he shares best practices from the Danish healthcare system with U.S. and international physicians. Prior to his career at IBM, Dr. Grundy was a medical officer and flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in the U.S. Department of State, where he advised ambassadors on healthcare programs for diplomatic posts. He received the Department of State Superior Honor Award for efforts related to the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Grundy also served as Chief Medical Office for the Adventist Health System, Pennsylvania, and is currently president of the Patient-Centered Care Collaborative, a not-for-profit advocacy group committed to advancing an effective health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Dr. Grundy is widely known as "the Godfather of the medical home." You can follow Dr. Grundy on Twitter at @Paul_PCPCC. "Dr. Paul Grundy may be the most knowledgeable person in the United States regarding the state of our country's healthcare." -Craig Jones, MD, Executive Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health
Top Customer Reviews
The book is also written in a style that's easy to understand, and it doesn't drift into using lots of jargon that you'll be forced to Google so you can follow along. So if you've been intimidated by other resources, this is probably a good book for you.
If the book has a weakness, there are some topics where a little more application help would be nice. The authors do a nice job of laying out all the ideal characteristics that one should seek in a local (familiar) physician or their practice. But what questions should I ask when I'm shopping around to make sure I have the best chance of choosing a practice that does those things? How can I tell the difference based on answers to some questions?
This is a pretty minor criticism, though. The book should be helpful to a lot of people in a time when the healthcare system is becoming more and more confusing while putting significant pressure on you, the patient, to make sure you get proper, quality care.
over the last two days and found it useful as you cut to the chase to provide the reader with just the facts. Readers will learn that we all need to anchor in with our primary care doctor and become fully engaged in our own fitness thereby partnering with this physician who knows us best.