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Doctored : the disillusionment of an American physician / Sandeep Jauhar.

Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library 921 JAU (Text) 33500011753175 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374141394 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0374141398 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Storm -- Medicine at midlife -- Ambition. Awakening ; Odd conceptions ; Learning curve ; Good intentions ; Do the right thing ; Double effect ; Hatching a plan ; Pact -- Asperity. Stress test ; Moral hazard ; Devotion ; Denial ; Deluge -- Adjustment. Deception ; Ticktock ; Follow the money ; Speed dating ; Diversion ; A country husband.
Summary, etc.: "A memoir-expose of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author"--Provided by publisher.
In his memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is getting lower. Cronyism determines referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient might see fifteen specialists and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition. Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform.--From publisher description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 August #1
    "When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic," writes cardiologist Jauhar. Also the author of Intern: A Doctor's Initiation (2009), Jauhar is mired in a middle-age slump and midcareer crisis. He believes the medical profession is in a mess, too. He is frustrated by a maze of bureaucracy, pressured to see more patients in less time, and longing for autonomy that has mostly evaporated. He blasts the increasing commercialization of medicine along with overtesting and excessive referrals to specialists. Jauhar is candid but comes across as disgruntled and depressed. He is constantly on edge. His memoir is sprinkled with brief stories about patients on the precipice— individuals "standing with one foot on a banana peel." At times whiny, Jauhar's narrative provides a grim picture of modern medicine and the plight of contemporary physicians. And do not forget the domino effect: "Unhappy doctors make for unhappy patients." Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD, is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is the author of Intern , Doctored, and Heart: A History, and writes regularly for The New York Times. He lives with his wife and their son in New York City.

Subject: Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968-
Physicians > United States > Biography.
Delivery of Health Care > trends > United States.

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