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How to Talk With Your Doctor: The Guide for Patients And Their Physicians Who Want to Reconcile And Use the Best of Conventional And Alternative Medicine Hardcover – August 31, 2006
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Dr. Hoffman's book, HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR" has been a great help for both me and my doctor in bridging these troubled waters over which we, and so many other doctors and patients, must carefully navigate. I would lilke to point out that his title does not suggest talking TO your doctor, but rather with him (her). Neither doctor nor patient appreciates being talked TO>
Physicians do become exasperated as they are caught in a bind by insurance companies requiring them to treat more and more patients in the course of their day. Drug companies bombard us with advertisements telling us to "ask your doctor". They also bombard doctors selling their products. The internet helps us patients to help take control of our health issues, but our understanding as lay persons may not be the most beneficial to our health. And then there are the chilling side effects of some conventional drugs.
We patients who believe complementary and alternative options are more effective for staying healthy, or becoming well, and have the good fortune to have alternative health care professionals to turn to, but also know how important and necessary good conventional medicine is, have been given a great tool to help bring about the harmony we so sorely need in this field. I and so many of my friends to whom I have given this book sicerely thank Dr. Hoffman for helping us to strive to the balanced and good health care we so need and deserve.
I also liked the way the book was divided, Part One and Part Two. Part two covered the main health problems so prevelent today and alternative ways they could be treated or more importantly prevented.
It was not a book you could read through quickly. I had to read it slowly to absorb important details.
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It seemed to be more about how the doctor should behave rather than how a patient can truly
get the doctor's attention - disappointing for the hope it promised.