You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve)

Health, Mind & Body

By Trisha Torrey

Publisher : DiagKNOWsis Media

ABOUT Trisha Torrey

Trisha Torrey
I'm known as Every Patient's Advocate, focusing on patient empowerment, providing tools patients can use to find their best medical outcomes to get the health and medical care they deserve. Author, newspaper columnist, radio talk show host, national speaker and Guide to Patient E More...



Revised & Updated to Include the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Are you frustrated by obstacles that get in the way of good medical care?  Too little time with your doctor, expensive drugs with difficult side effects, treatments that don’t work well and others…. Part exposé and part toolkit, You Bet Your Life! will help you get the good care you deserve.

When Trisha Torrey was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive lymphoma in 2004, she was a mild-mannered marketing consultant who knew almost nothing about healthcare. She was also naïve to the dysfunction of the American healthcare system that was tasked with treating her. Initially Trisha made every mistake a patient could make. But she got smart, fast. She learned that the possibility of excellent care was too easily and frequently eclipsed by miscommunication and mistakes. She also learned that if she didn’t stick up for herself, and insist on the help she needed, she would not get it. Once Trisha put that cancer odyssey behind her, she decided it was up to her to sound the warning bells about the dysfunction, and apply her skills to teaching others how to navigate the dangerous landscape of American healthcare. She sold her marketing company in 2006 to devote herself full time to the cause. Today Trisha calls herself “Every Patient’s Advocate.” She writes a newspaper column, hosts a weekly health-related talk radio show, guides the Web site for Patient Empowerment, and speaks to groups of patients and professionals. She has been quoted by CNN, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, Angie’s List Magazine, Bottom Line Publications, and others.

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