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Too Much Medicine: A Doctor's Prescription for Better and More Affordable Healthcare Paperback – March 1, 2009

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"What we need to know about medical testing could fill a book. Thankfully, Dennis Gottfried wrote it. Dr. Gottfried's engaging and thoughtful look at the medical industry is must reading for anyone who goes to a doctor, or might conceivably need one someday."
--Alan Colmes, Fox News

This work is thorough, referenced without bias, and contains good advice and a workable prescription for better health care. I trust Dr. Gottfried's advice and highly recommend this book."
--Eric G. Tangalos, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chair (Emeritus), Primary Care Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

This book will educate and stimulate those who are interested in participating in the dialogue about what is right and what is wrong in American medicine today and the next steps we as a nation must take."
--Lynn Y. Kosowicz, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

"This book helps open dialogue on the complex forces at work in modern medicine, and promotes the idea that, to get the best results, you need to find and establish a relationship with a primary care physician you can trust."
--Dr. Bruce Leppink, M.D., Family Practice Physician, St. Paul, Minnesota

About the Author

Dennis Gottfried, MD, has been in private practice for over 25 years and he is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut, USA.Medical School.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Paragon House; 1 edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557788812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557788818
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,599,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Dennis Gottfried is an internist in private practice in CT, an asst professor at UCONN Med School, and host of a weekly medical news program viewed in about 100,000 homes. He received his training at the UCONN Medical School and interned at UC Irvine. He then worked in the ER at Martin Luther King County Hospital in California, did his medical residency at he Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and served in the US Public Health Service in Arizona before going into private practice. He is married and has 4 children. He blogs on health care issues on the Huffington Post.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. J. Allen on May 18, 2009
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This is a much needed, sensible book to remind us what true medical treatment ought to be about. Dr. Gottfried has boldly, but graciously, pointed out many excesses, problem areas, and improper reasons for our sky-high health care costs. He has documented his findings extensively and is not bombastic or iconoclastic -- he just gives the facts and his conclusions. I know him, as he is my doctor, and I'm grateful for his common-sense approach to medicine. I'm not sure his "solutions" are really sufficient, but his analysis of the problems is outstanding. He is not doing this for fame or fortune, but out of a demonstrably-evident desire to share what he has learned.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Benisek on August 25, 2010
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This is an excellent no-nonsense book which details the facts regarding the proliferating number of drugs and tests to which we are subject. It is a handy reference guide to use the next time your physician suggests a medication or test. In many cases it will make you think twice before consenting.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By handsome dan on May 5, 2009
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Dr.Gottfried's book is well researched, well presented and thorough... he takes a very practical approach to highlighting major areas where patients and doctors need to use science and common sense to make the best decisions possible... told from the perspective of an experienced, caring primary care physician, Dr. Gottfried shares a perspective that any adult would be wise to learn from

highest possible recommendation!
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