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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Surviving the Business of Healthcare" by Barbara Galutia Regis PA-C.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Surviving the Business of Healthcare is a definitive guide by Barbara Galutia Regis PA-C. As a fourth-generation family practice provider and also a cancer patient, Regis provides a comprehensive perspective based on her familial, professional, and personal experiences. In concise and easy-to-understand chapters, she offers insight on such topics as the importance of being informed and advocating for yourself, health insurance options, the roles of different healthcare providers, and navigating hospital admission. Regis also documents her progression, diagnosis, and treatment as a cancer patient "diagnosed with a rare form called amelanotic nodular melanoma."

Regis packs a wealth of information in this comprehensive handbook. Growing up in a home where the front foyer served as the patient waiting room for her father's family practice, she provides readers with a unique glimpse into the drastic changes in healthcare in recent generations. Regis explains her role as a "cradle-to-grave practitioner" and emphasizes the importance of selecting the right primary care physician. She offers readers practical advice, such as "If you feel rushed and unheard, then find another PCP." Regis describes her purpose for writing the book: "to provide information that will empower you to make better healthcare decisions for you and your family."

Healthcare is such a relevant concern, and I learned a lot from this concise guide. Admittedly, this is not a book I would select if I were browsing in a bookstore, but fortunately, I stumbled upon a rare gem: a book that is as enjoyable to read as it is informative. I especially liked the portions that Regis subtitled, "A glimpse into our not-so-sleepy town." In these sections, she told stories about growing up in her childhood home that also served as one of two doctors' offices in town. Regis's recollections made me long for simpler times when doctors made housecalls and sometimes bartered for their fees. I also appreciated her inclusion of money-saving tips related to cost-comparison shopping. In one example, she contrasted the inflated cost of an over-the-counter medication that her mother purchased from a well-known pharmacy with the price of the same medicine on Amazon; the difference was staggering.

There honestly isn't anything I dislike or improvements I can suggest for this informative guide. Regis's firsthand experiences as a family practitioner and cancer patient, coupled with her anecdotes from the past, qualify her to provide readers with all-encompassing insight. Additionally, the book is free from profanity and exceptionally edited; I didn't note a single error.

I unreservedly rate Surviving the Business of Healthcarer 4 out of 4 stars. Due to the wealth of information the book provides, I can't think of anyone who wouldn't learn something from it. I recommend it to readers who desire to learn more about advocating for optimal healthcare for themselves and their loved ones while saving money in the process. Regis's story will also appeal to cancer patients.

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It can be hard to find a doctor who will truly listen to the patient and keep helping until the patient is totally satisfied.
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Amy747 wrote: 16 Feb 2020, 04:08 It can be hard to find a doctor who will truly listen to the patient and keep helping until the patient is totally satisfied.
I couldn't agree more. Thanks for your comment.
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It this book that is more suited for US citizens? This is an amazing review. It sounds like a great book. It is important to have all information in one place.
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AntonelaMaria wrote: 18 Feb 2020, 15:09 It this book that is more suited for US citizens? This is an amazing review. It sounds like a great book. It is important to have all information in one place.
The author does address many healthcare issues that are specific to the U.S. However, it contains a lot of helpful information that may benefit readers from other countries, too. Thanks for your comment.
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A very informative book put together by Regis. It sounds like an interesting one too. Thanks for the review.
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This book sounds like an important read. With the crisi we're living through, it's more relevant than ever. Thanks for your review!
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Surviving the Business of Health Care is an informative guide that one should take advantage of. It is a cool read that gives rich details about how to deal with health challenges without leaving out financial concerns I fell for the book because of the fact the author feels concerned. Great review.
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Even before I click to view this review, I've been wanting to get this type of book because it does with health. Good job on ur review!!
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Wow so this is not just a novel to make you quench the thirst of reading Books but also a blue print to help you make a better healthcare decisions for you and your family, this is a Good review.
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This book was calling to me, because I work in the healthcare field. I avoided it because I thought it might be more for a business executive, and that it might be a bit of a drudgery to get through. Glad I read your review because it sounds like I was wrong. It may be a good book for me after all. Thanks!
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I like it when a book is both interesting and informative. Good review!
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A wonderful review!
Healthcare is such an important part of our daily lives. Even I would not pick up this book in a bookstore but I'm glad that someone compiled a book full of information on the topic. Sadly most people would read such a book only after they were faced with some health related adversity.
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Caring of our health is really very important and this book is very informative and interesting . I love the way doctor help his patients best book
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Post by GiselleBengochea »

:tiphat: Surviving The Business of Healthcare by Barbara Galutia Regis, PA-C, has just been added to my "Want to Read Shelf." Based on your detailed review, you stated that the author's purpose for writing the book is "to provide information that will empower you to make better healthcare decisions for you and your family." I admire the passion and the honesty of the author, Ms. Barbara Galutia Regis, which is reflected in that simple statement. It is books like these that make a positively drastic impact on the betterment of humanity. Excellent Review!
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