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Book Title: Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician|
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The author of the book: Sandeep Jauhar
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date of issue: August 19th 2014
ISBN 13: 9780374141394
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The New York Times Bestseller
"An extraordinary, brave and even shocking document. Dr. Jauhar's sharply observed anxieties make him a compelling writer and an astute critic of the wasteful, mercenary, cronyistic and often corrupt practice of medicine today." - Florence Williams, The New York Times (Science)
Doctored is the shocking follow-up to Intern, Sandeep Jauhar’s widely praised chronicle of the harsh realities of a hospital residency. Now the director of the Heart Failure Program at a Long Island hospital, Jauhar uses his own story as a scalpel to lay open the American health-care system.
The patient is ill indeed. A perverse system forces doctors to prescribe unnecessary tests and participate in an elaborate system of cronyism just to cover costs and protect themselves from malpractice suits. Jauhar reports cases where a single patient might see fifteen specialists in one hospital stay, fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition, and leave with a bill for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jauhar himself wrestles with his conscience as, struggling to make ends meet, he moonlights for a practitioner who charges exorbitant fees for tests of questionable value.
Doctored is a cry for reform; a fascinating look at what really goes on in examining rooms, ORs, and your own doctor’s mind; and, most of all, a deeply personal and unsparing act of introspection by a physician who wants to return meaning and moral grounding to a noble profession that has lost its way. It is certain to kick off controversy and heated debate at a time when the dysfunctionalities of our health-care system remain at the top of the nation’s agenda.
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Read information about the authorSandeep Jauhar has written two medical memoirs, both published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. His first book, "Intern: A Doctor's Initiation," was a national bestseller and was optioned by NBC for a dramatic television series.
His second book, "Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician," released in August 2014, was a New York Times bestseller and was named a New York Post Best Book of 2014. It was praised as "highly engaging and disarmingly candid" by The Wall Street Journal, "beautifully written and unsparing" by The Boston Globe, and "extraordinary, brave and even shocking" by The New York Times.
Heart: A History, his latest book, tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ.
A practicing cardiologist, Jauhar earned a Ph.D. in experimental physics at U.C. Berkeley before going on to study medicine at Washington University in St Louis. He has been writing regularly about medicine for The New York Times since 1998. He is currently a contributing opinion writer for the Times.
Jauhar has appeared frequently on National Public Radio, CNN, and MSNBC to discuss issues related to medicine. His essays have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Slate.