From the Inside Flap
Table of Contents
Women and Elective Surgery -
Essential Information for a Trauma-Free Recovery
The Physician's Assistant -
Your Doctor's Newest and Best Secret Weapon
Dispelling the Fear of Care-Giving -
How Proactive Planning Can Make a Difference
Shattering Choices -
When a Woman Has to Decide Between One Health Risk and Another
Avoiding Falls -
Just How Prevalent Is It for the Elderly?
Shouldering the Weight of Surgery Successfully -
Inside the OR (From a Patient's Perspective)
How Patients Can Effectively Communicate Pain Levels to Physicians
The Right to Give Life -
An Insider's Perspective on Organ Donation
Do You Have Shoulder Pain? It Might Be Your Rotator Cuff
When Your Doctor Recommends Replacement Surgery -
What Exactly Does That Mean?
Happy Physician - Happy Patient (The RX in Three Simple Steps)
What Stands Between You and the Surgery You Need?
Adhesive Capsulitis - Are You Frozen?
How Your Child's Sports Training Program Can Harm His Health
Ten Things I Learned in the Operating Room -
First as a Patient - Then as a Journalist Observer
About the authors...
About the Author
Michele Howe is a women's health writer and a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly, BookReporter.com and Retail & Resources as well as the author of eleven books for women. Michele's newest title, Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life's Challenges with Strength (and Soul), was released in May 2010 by Hendrickson Publishers. After having undergone four shoulder surgeries, Michele saw the need for a comprehensive women's inspirational health-related book co-authored with her Toledo orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Foetisch.
Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine with a practice emphasis involving the shoulder and knee. Dr. Foetisch received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Medical College of Ohio, as well as a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California. He has been in private practice for the past ten years and his office is located at the Toledo Clinic, Toledo, Ohio.
The authors first met when Michele walked into the office of Dr. Foetisch as a patient with a shoulder injury. Five years and four surgeries later, this book is the result of their doctor-patient relationship and the writing collaboration they developed to provide fresh awareness to women's health issues nationwide. It brings together Michele's experience as an author of books that help women live with strength and grace (including Going It Alone and Still Going It Alone) with Dr. Foetisch's experience as an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and writes on women's health issues.