Over forty years as a medical professional, Dr. Lawrence Lazarus has helped thousands in his private medical-psychiatric practice.
Through working with patients, he has seen the importance of understanding how America's complicated and sometimes adversarial health system works and the need for patients and their families to take more control and responsibility for their healthcare.
When his elderly aunt developed depression and Alzheimer's disease, he saw firsthand how America's fragmented healthcare system could endanger patients' lives. He recognized the importance of being assertive, proactive, and conscientious and of having a trusted healthcare advocate and a dedicated physician to coordinate and assure the best care possible.
In Getting the Health Care You Deserve, Dr. Lazarus shares his lifetime of personal and professional experience with patients and offers practical advice about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The book explains how to reduce healthcare costs and overcome psychological barriers to recognizing early signs of illness. The book also shows how to find and keep the best physician.
Most of all, Dr. Lazarus will help you feel empowered to take control of your health so that you can live a full and happy life.
Why is getting the best possible medical care such a challenge? America's health care system is plagued by higher medical costs, shorter doctor visits, and fragmented care. As baby boomers qualify for Medicare, it will be harder to find a physician who is right for you. Enter the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly called Obamacare.