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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sick of Doctors? The Answer Is Here!

Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It!
by Lorene Burkhart

In this groundbreaking book, author Lorene Burkhart challenges each of us to enter the era of empowered patients by letting go of past practices and embracing outcome-based medical services. Being accountable for one's own body and health is a huge step toward improved medical relationships. She rejects the old authoritarian system of "handing it over" to a doctor as one that is no longer appropriate or wise, and that made its exit when the Internet made its entrance. Using a variety of resources as a guide, Burkhart encourages patients to be their own medical advocates with the ultimate reward being their own good health.

Author Biography:

Lorene McCormick Burkhart is a genuine entrepreneur. Her business career spans 40 years and features many notable achievements, which in their time broke traditional business boundaries. From becoming a female executive before the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined to founding her company, Burkhart Network in 2007 at the age of 73, Burkhart is a true trail blazer. She’s just published her fifth book Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It! A Prescription for Patient Empowerment, with two more book titles scheduled to be published in 2010. At the age of 75, Lorene McCormick Burkhart continues to challenge the status quo. Ignoring “old age-isms,” she forges ahead with her career of being an author, which originated at age 70 when she decided she probably had 20 good years remaining (so what was she to do?). She writes from the heart focusing on subject-matter areas that are meaningful to her.
Videos for Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It!
Learn more at these YouTube sites: Attitude Shift - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hMzNqv7zs0
What makes this book different? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp5Yt3ZWye8
Patient Empowerment - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJ9gJKoU3k

What Medical Experts Are Saying About Sick of Doctors?

Sick of Doctors? shines bright light on the impactful but often flawed training received by our health professionals and empowers readers to clear away the prejudices — both na├»ve and pessimistic — that hinder our ability to form effective partnerships in the healing endeavor. ~
Mehmet Oz, MD, FACS New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia

… if I could select one sub-group to “assign” (this book) to, it would be the medical students throughout our land. It seems to me that the information contained herein would be extremely helpful to them in understanding the roots of our profession, the powerful forces that act on us now, and what they must do to be the kind of doctors that they want to be. ~ Dr. William Norcross, MD, Director of Physician Assessment and Clinical Education, University of California, San Diego

Sick of Doctors? certainly covers a lot of ground and makes a great deal of complex material readily accessible to large and diverse audiences. ~ Ora H. Pescovitz, MD., Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs


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1 comment:

Lorene Burkhart said...

Thanks Carolyn for the sharing information on my book!Lorene