Did you ever wish you had a whole-body health guide?

Hardcover edition with color illustrations

Have you ever felt like a  totally bewildered patient when you visited the doctor? Is something wrong with your body? If so, what should you do about it? Is the doctor telling you everything you should know? Has she spent enough time with you to figure out what’s wrong? Why did the doctor order those tests? What does he mean when he uses certain words? Can the doctor fix whatever is wrong?

These are normal questions and anxieties that may arise when you visit your health-care provider. Do you feel comfortable and confident enough in your patient-doctor relationship to seek answers? If not, The Bewildered Patient’s Whole Body Health Guide can help you learn how to ask questions and how to understand the answers your doctor offers. This book will be an enormous help as you strive to stay well. And, it will be of great value in navigating the medical system if you become ill.

What mysteries lie beneath the skin you live in? How many organ systems do you have? How do they work together? The information in these chapters will enhance your understanding of how your body works and what you can do to keep it in good running order. The book also offers tips and strategies for interacting with health-care providers.

A prior blog post offered a quick overview of the respiratory system that can give you an idea of just how beautifully organized a complex system of the body can be.

Paperback edition with black-and-white illustration

The US health-care system is in crisis. Politicians and insurance companies churn the rules and play a shell game with insurance and taxes intended to support public health. The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide will help you understand your body and take charge of your personal health.

The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide offers more than 300 manuscript pages of information on the inner workings of the body and a glossary of terms commonly used in biology and medicine. It includes nearly three dozen informative illustrations, in either black-and-white (paperback) or color (hardback)