Book Reviews

Book Review: “The Patient, the Doctor and the Bill Collector”

  As an independent patient advocate, I field phone calls and emails from upset, frustrated people who don’t understand their high medical bills that include incomprehensible explanations for the care they received. I deal mainly with people here in the Houston area and I network with my patient advocate colleagues around the country—and all of […]


Book Review: A Cancer in the Family

A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance by Theodora Ross, MD Health literacy will be the wave of the future as it will become more and more important for patients to partner with their doctors and participate in their health care decisions. I’ve known many people who worried about their own […]


Book review – Hopes and Fears Dreams and Tears

When I picked up Dr. Niraj Mehta’s book “Hopes & fears, Dreams & tears”, I expected the usual health care saga—some discussion of modern medicine with a few anecdotes thrown in. Having worked as a medical video writer/producer in the Texas Medical Center, I was constantly asked to develop similarly themed programs with abstract concepts […]