Consider this book your healthcare GPS - an essential reference and toolkit filled with practical advice on navigating this country's complex medical system. With insider information and personal stories from 200 medical professionals, award-winning author empowers you to be well informed and proactive in your own medical care. Learn how to prevent medical errors, find the right doctor, prepare for appointments, form a collaborative relationship with your doctor, get discounted medication and medical care, and manage your health insurance. When she developed debilitating, chronic pain, author Martine Ehrenclou used every strategy in her new book. She went from advocate for others to advocate for herself. After ten doctors failed to diagnose correctly, Martine found her own diagnosis and correct surgeon to treat her. She has been pain free for a year.