How to Get the Right Diagnosis: 16 Tips for Navigating the Medical System
by Randolph H. Pherson
Get the Medical Help You Need
Leverage the system. Many know from experience that the medical system can be difficult to navigate. Take it from Randy Pherson, who struggled with a medical condition for five years before getting a proper diagnosis—and once he did, had to undergo a major surgery to save his life. Because of his experience, Pherson decided to help others facing similar situations. Using his background of analytics from the CIA, Pherson offers his readers precise, analytical techniques for using the system to their advantage.
Learn from the trials and triumphs of others. As traumatic as Pherson’s situation was, it is not an isolated experience. Pherson cites a network of individuals who have tried, both successfully and unsuccessfully, to navigate the medical system. By using their stories as examples, Pherson gives value to their experiences, using the lessons learned to potentially save the lives of others.
Get the help you need and deserve. Because of the sheer number of patients that doctors and medical staff see each day, it can be difficult to get the medical attention that you deserve. Learn how to better describe your pain and the specific questions to ask your doctor to get the proper medicine and treatment you need for your condition.
Take advantage of the advice Randy Pherson has to offer in his book, How to Get the Right Diagnosis, and find:
- Eighteen informative and applicable stories from others who have struggled with navigating the medical system
- Techniques to spur a correct diagnosis and obstacles to overcome when seeking treatment
- The right questions to ask to ensure you are getting the most accurate information
- Tips for building an effective partnership with your doctor