Pleased to report that my book Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely - Making Intelligent Choices in America's Healthcare System recently was awarded
WINNER - 2009 in the Health category
FINALIST - 2009 in the Medical category
These awards follow the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award
WINNER - 2008 in the Health and Wellness category
As well as awards from the Northern California Publishers and Authors in 2007
WINNER - 2007 in the Best Nonfiction How-To Book, Best Interior Text Layout
Why so many awards? Simple. Partially luck. More importantly, healthcare is an area of much bewilderment and confusion for most individuals except for insiders like myself, doctors. If you don't have a doctor in the family, who do you turn to?
From one of the nation's most respected doctors and experts on patient safety and improving quality, Dr. Robert Wachter, Author of Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes. Professor and Associate Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco notes that:
“Our health care system is becoming increasingly complex and confusing. More than ever, staying and getting well requires that patients be informed about their care. This thoughtful and engaging book is all you need to get the right care – reading it is like having a doctor in the family.”
As much as I appreciate the awards, what is more important is that I hope to empower you to take charge of your health, because no one else will be more interested or vested in having the best care except for yourself.