From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Sandeep Jauhar
Title: Doctored : the disillusionment of an American physician
Sandy Jauhar, author of the bestseller Intern, has now become a physician in private practice, and quickly finds out that medicine is being practiced in a way that is totally unexpected to him. As with so many other things, the drive for the almighty dollar pervades the conditions under which he functions. He just wants to practice medicine, but realizes that he needs to perfect social skills so he can get along with his fellow physicians and thus generate referrals and other economic avenues. Add in a wife, a physician herself , who seems to personify the term “money-hungry,” and Jauhar finds himself immensely impacted by stress, and questioning his own abilities. This is an interesting look into the reality of today’s medical world.
From Frank DelBalso
Title: Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis
Author: Pamela A. Popper Ph.D N.D.
This books covers a variety of healthcare topics but mostly it focuses on how healthy eating can reduce our reliance on traditional healthcare. Having trouble having a baby? Find out the diet that can help you and save you thousands versus in vitro fertilization. Find out about some drugs that do more harm than good. Find out how politics and trade groups tied to the food industry are blocking a path the a healthier America. Find out how the USDA promotes an unhealthy America. Very interesting and easy to read.
From Caryn Eve Murray
author: Picoult, Jodi
Handle With Care
I confess to initial reluctance to read anything by Picoult, largely because of her mass appeal. But I relented, thinking openmindedness might be a virtue a reader should cultivate. However, I should have followed my gut instinct. This book treats a timely, sensitive and highly relevant contemporary subject as fodder for the narrative’s population of drama queens. The plot erupts with so much over-the-top coincidence and tragedy that it discredits what might have been an insightful, tender book. Picoult is way off the mark on this one.