how can the patient's playbook help you?

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I'M HEALTHY NOW AND WANT TO STAY THAT WAY

The Patient’s Playbook will show you how to find the best primary care physician, and collect your medical records, so that you're prepared to tackle any future illness.

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I WANT TO KEEP MY FAMILY WELL

Did you know that not all emergency departments are equipped to handle children? The Patient’s Playbook will teach you the questions to ask ensure your family gets the best care.

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I'M THE CARETAKER FOR MY PARENTS

When multiple doctors are treating an elderly patient, it's crucial that someone play the role of quarterback. The Patient’s Playbook will teach you how to coordinate your parents' care.

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I'VE JUST RECEIVED A SCARY DIAGNOSIS

A diagnosis is the first step toward recovery. The Patient’s Playbook will give you the steps and tools you need to make sure you're getting the best physicians and treatments.


 
 
 

Trust me—you need this guide because
everyone at some point faces a health crisis.
— AARP Magazine, One of the Top Ten Books of the Year

about the patient's playbook

More than 400,000 Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical errors — mistakes, complications, misdiagnoses and more problems that should never happen to you. Many more of us are not receiving the best care possible, even though it’s readily available and we’re entitled to it. The key to getting the best care is knowing how to access it.

The Patient’s Playbook is a call to action. It provides actionable steps that will teach you how to get to The No-Mistake Zone™ in every medical situation. 

Leslie D. Michelson has spent 30 years helping people achieve superior medical outcomes at every stage of their lives. In his book, he presents real-life stories and easy-to-follow strategies for navigating myriad health care dilemmas.

The Patient’s Playbook is an essential guide to sourcing excellent physicians, selecting the right treatment protocols, researching with precision, and structuring the ideal support team.  Along the way you will learn: 

» Why having the right primary care physician will change your life
» 3 things you can do right now to be better prepared when illness strikes
» The 10 must-ask questions at the end of a hospital stay
» How to protect yourself from unnecessary and dangerous treatments
» Simple actions that ensure your doctors are performing like a team
» How to identify the best specialist for any diagnosis
» Ways to avoid the 4 most common mistakes in the first 24 hours of a medical emergency, and much more...

The Patient's Playbook will enable you to become a smarter health care consumer and replace anxiety with confidence.

“In The Patient’s Playbook, Michelson gives away secrets of the trade—lessons he’s learned from more than thirty years of helping people get better outcomes.”
Peter T. Scardino, M.D. Chair, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center