Yesterday I introduced you to Lorene Burkhart, author of Sick of Doctors? Then do Something about it! Tomorrow, I will be sharing an excerpt from this book, but today I'd like to share some questions and answers that were prepared by Ms. Burkhart. I also couldn' risist sharing a video with you. Hearing Lorene speak in her own words is a wonderful chance.
Why did you write this book?
As a 75-year-old woman who has lived through the evolution of healthcare, I felt I had a unique perspective on the doctor patient relationship. By sharing my experiences as well as researching the state of healthcare today, I created a roadmap for people to take control of their own healthcare and develop positive, rewarding relationships with their doctors.
What makes this book different than others on the shelf today?
There are a lot of books written by doctors or healthcare providers giving people advice on how to navigate the system. Although very insightful, these books are written by people on the inside. I wrote this book from the perspective of the patient, as a consumer of the services provided by the authors of similar books.
What do you want readers to learn from the book?
The book provides readers with an understanding of the evolution of healthcare, how it was and how we got to where we are today. It gives insight into the personalities of those who enter the medical professional and a roadmap on how to take control of their well being. Most people know more about their accountants and even their hairdresser than they do about their doctors or their own medical records. My goal is to empower readers with information to help them become better consumers.
Who is the book for?
The book is for anyone feeling frustrated by their inability to navigate the healthcare system, or anyone who feels they would like to have a better, more productive relationship with their doctor. I especially think women will find this book insightful because they are primary caregivers in our society. People of my generation will benefit from the knowledge and personal experiences shared in the book, too.
We’ve received a great response from medical professionals, suggesting this book is a refreshing reminder of the healthcare experience from the patient’s perspective. Doctors and nurses have told us it’s a must for medical students.
How can someone purchase the book?
The book is on sale now at www.SickOfDocs.com for $15.95. The ebook is available at Amazon.com, Sony and iTunes for $9.95
Join us on the Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It! virtual tour. To learn more about the tour, visit http://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/04/26/sick-of-doctors-tour/ . You can also learn more about Lorene Burkhart and the book at http://www.burkhartnetwork.com/ . If you would like to be a host on this tour, contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com
Now, enjoy the video: