The Proactive Patient
Lisa Hall
Table of Contents
Excerpt - Healthy Living
Excerpt - Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Taking Charge of Your Own Health
 
Contents
 
Quick Reference Guide to Information Sections................................................9
 
Foreword.....................................................................................................9
 
Introduction.................................................................................................13

Into the Abyss.............................................................................................13
Lisa’s search for diagnosis
 
Part 1: Taking Responsibility for Your Health
1. “Treatment is 95 Percent Diagnosis"..........................................................31
      How to help your doctor find a correct answer
 
2. Head it Off at the Pass, Part One...............................................................47
     Strengthening Your System
 
3. Head it Off at the Pass, Part Two...............................................................63
     Reducing Your Risk Factors
 
4. The Rights and Responsibilities of Patients..................................................75
     Proactively using healthcare
 
5. What Kind of Practitioner Do I Need?..........................................................91
     Surveying ability and availability
 
6. When Good Hospitals Go Bad...................................................................113
     Avoiding the pitfalls and taking advantages of the resources
 
7. “Someone Took Away Our Swords,” Part One...........................................133
      Finding success with insurance providers
 
8. “Someone Took Away Our Swords,” Part Two..........................................147
Dealing with drug/dental/vision coverage, disability and workers’ compensation
 
Part 2: Taking Charge of Your Attitude
9.      “Find Happiness Wherever You Can”...................................................161
       Managing adversity and seeing its gifts
 
10. Understanding God’s Will.......................................................................179
      Finding meaning in your experience



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