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ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN: Modern Medicine's "Catch-22" by [Hunt, John F.]
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"I recommend it as therapy. Not only did I laugh out loud in public while reading it, I continued to do so hours or days later." -- Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

"How does Dr. Hunt show the flaws in our system and what needs to bedone to fix them, well he does it thru humor, using the trials of ayoung intern to illustrate how ever increasing government rules andregulations are hurting patient care not improving it. I heartilyrecommend this book because not only was it outrageously funny but Ilearned so much about the inadequacies in particular of hospital care.It also gives some specific and thought provoking solutions on ways toreduce health care costs and improve patient's health care." -- CaroleMarks CEO, A Touch of Grey Radio

"The old adage, 'Much truth is said injest' is never more exemplified than in the pages and characters ofDr. John F. Hunt's poignant and incredibly entertaining novel, 'Assume ThePhysician'. Dr. Hunt creatively uses humor and satire to pointout what is really going down on the hospital wards and in theboardrooms and is a must read if we wish to restore some sanity to a process weall must face someday....An easier read than 'Atlas Shrugged', 'Assumethe Physician' is no less important!" --Stuart J. Fischbein, MD FACOG

From the Author

I wrote ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN because when I was a medical student and resident, "House of God," by Samuel Shem was such an important book for so many of us, demystifying medicine in many ways. Many of the issues presented in House of God remain entirely relevant today, but there are numerous new concerns that  I felt were crying for satirical treatment.

As Mark Twain said, "Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." 

Doctors and nurses and other health care professionals are wonderful, brilliant and only occasionally psychotic people. But they are caught in a confused system that most despise and feel powerless to influence. And they are so busy, so terribly busy, that they don't have time even to try to solve the problems. Many, dare I say most, have given up doing anything other than trying to keep their heads above water.   

ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN is written through the eyes of a particularly bright family practice intern.  It is a satirical novel, of course, and this allowed me to create Dr. Eddie Marcus with the ability to understand--much faster than I ever did--all the ridiculousness of the systems in which we work.

ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN is not just for health care professionals any more than a story about a lawyer, or a ship captain, or a vampire is just for readers from those professions. It is a love story, a survival story, a mystery, a horror story, and certainly a comedy. I hope you enjoy it and laugh frequently and loudly. With the power of your laughter you may do more to help fix our deranged system of health care than any politician ever could by using the power of their office.

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  • File Size: 806 KB
  • Print Length: 389 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OCAR40
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