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A Guide to Getting the Best Health Care for Your Child

by Roy Benaroch M.D.

 

A practicing pediatrician reveals the inside secrets on how to get the best health care for your child.

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January 2007

Praeger

Pages 192
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Health & Wellness/Fitness, Nutrition, and Healthy Living
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Roy Benaroch, MD, explains how to find your ideal pediatrician, how to get the most out of every visit, how to schedule to your advantage, and other office tricks. Perhaps more important, he explains how to assure your pediatrician has kept up to date, and how to understand what lab reports and tests mean and whether they are necessary. The best ways to choose and use all aspects of pediatric care are covered: traditional medicine, alternative medicine, hospitals, emergency rooms, telephone calls, insurance, sources of medical information, and more.

Every profession has its secrets that would make all of our lives better if we knew that inside' information. In this book, Roy Benaroch. MD reveals the secrets' of pediatrics that could help every parent and child. Benaroch offers practical information about choosing and using a pediatrician's office, from how to avoid waiting for an appointment to how to know a medical practice that is of poor quality. He also explains how to find your ideal pediatrician, how to get the most out of every doctor visit, and how to schedule to your advantage, as well as other office tricks. This is a practical and useful guide that tells parents exactly what they need to know. The best ways to choose and use all aspects of pediatric care are covered: traditional medicine, alternative medicine, hospitals, emergency rooms, telephone calls, insurance, sources of medical information and more.

Benaroch explains how to assure your pediatrician has kept his or her knowledge up to date in the fast-changing field of medicine, how to understand what lab reports and tests mean and whether they are necessary, and how to know when medications or the use of alternative medicine may be fine - or dangerous - for your child. This pediatrician, himself a father of three, also tells us the best way to choose insurance policies for children's health care, and get the most we can out of the insurance policy chosen.

Features

  • Some of the specific questions answered in this book include:
  • What's the best way to choose a pediatrician?
  • How can parents know which is a great practice, and which is one to be avoided?
  • When and how should you contact a pediatrician for an emergency after hours?
  • How do you know if your child really needs all those expensive tests?
  • How can you spend less and get more from insurance?
  • What are the best ways to prevent a medical error from harming your child?
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Reviews

"This is a practical and useful guide that tells parents exactly what they need to know. The best ways to choose and use all aspects of pediatric care are covered."Edmonton's Child

"Benaroch offers insider advice on choosing a pediatrician, being prepared for office visits, minimizing wait time, calling after office hours, understanding medicines and tests, working with insurance companies, and avoiding medical errors. A chapter on alternative medicine evaluates which herbal products are safe for children and explains the nature of chiropractic therapy."SciTech Book News

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