Misdiagnosed: One Woman’s Tour of–and Escape From–Healthcareland

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Jody Berger received a curt diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and started searching for answers. Her book title gives away that she was Misdiagnosed , so the journey Berger takes us on illustrates how easily we can be misdiagnosed and what to do about it. Although Berger’s journalism helps to bring immediacy to her writing, it also helps to tease out facts and figures. Previously rather blasé about health insurance and doctors, what Berger uncovers about her own health resonates. Her experiences illustrate important indictments against our health care system and its frequent ineffectiveness.

This memoir contains a good afterword providing guidance for making the most of doctors’ appointments and other information relevant to Berger’s eventual health issue. Berger’s story keeps the reader engaged as she battles her diagnosis, her mother, her travel plans, her health care providers and herself. While Misdiagnosed is enjoyable to read, Berger’s experience involved health care in Canada, specialists in California, international yoga retreats and alternative health providers. This is beneficial information, yes, but this book is not a cost-effective manual for those seeking their own health care answers. Nonetheless, Berger’s book provides another rallying cry for change.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks
Publish Date 2014-Sep-23
ISBN 9781402293887
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Issue January 2015
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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