HealthCare Consumer Advisors, LLC, President, Donald S. Jackovitz, MS, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHQ, has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years as a consultant and administrator. He has extensive experience in quality, patient safety, information decision analysis and finance. He holds a Master's of Science Degree in Health Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow in the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
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This book provides a guide to those new to Medicare and those who want to evaluate and revise their annual options. It covers the four parts of Medicare (Parts A,B,C,D), factors affecting initial Medicare decisions, enrollment periods, how to make changes to your current coverage and how to use tools to help you select Prescription Drug plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and MEDIGAP insurance.
The demographics in the U.S. are changing. In the next several years our aged population will dramatically increase. Topics covered in this book are aimed at helping those directly affected by age related issues as well as their families, gain a more detailed understanding of these concerns. Alzheimer's, long term care, senior services, health issues, medications, insurance, etc. are outlined.
This book focuses on men's health issues. It covers such topics as urological health, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, etc. In addition to these, it also provides extensive information on diseases and conditions, treatment options, interpretation of test results, medication use, etc
Women's health issues covering breast cancer, menopause, pregnancy, etc. are the focus of this publication. In addition, a comprehensive guide to the assessment of conditions and disease information, treatment options, medications, etc. is also included. the combined resources outlined in this book are provided to help women gain knowledge so that they can make informed health decisions.
The intent of this book is to provide you with comprehensive heart care information. We provide many leading sources to find information on topics such as cholesterol, arrhythmias, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, high blood pressure, etc. If you or a family member have heart issues, then this will be a useful resource.
This book addresses the important issue of how to find high quality physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and renal dialysis facilities. Several leading websites such as Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare and others are profiled. Information available on these websites is described as well as how to use this information to select exceptional providers.
Diet and Wellness are key concerns to many people in the U.S. This book was written to provide you with needed knowledge on staying healthy. Topics covered include weight control, exercise, healthy eating, etc. In addition to these topics, it also provides extensive information on medical conditions, explanations on testing and treatment options, medications, interpretation of test results, etc.
Children are precious and deserve unsurpassed medical care. This book was written for parents to help their children receive the care they need. This book provides extensive coverage on topics such as vaccinations, childhood illnesses and remedies, child development, breastfeeding, etc. Overall content provides parents with a valuable medical resource for their children.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. A diagnosis of cancer is a frightening experience. Increasing your knowledge base about the disease will help you to have informed conversations with your health care providers. This book outlines many excellent sources that will educate you about the disease, treatment options and support groups.
In this publication we provide an in depth look at information available to help you make informed health care decisions. Comprehensive information on medical conditions and treatment options, understanding important test results and medications, finding quality providers and selecting insurance are a few of the topics covered. Anyone needing health care services will find this book invaluable.
This book discusses medical errors that occur in the healthcare system. It provides information and recommendations on how to prevent medication errors, communicate effectively with your physician and other healthcare providers, reduce your risk of infection in the hospital, etc. In all, you will find this book a useful guide to keeping you safe when you seek medical care.