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Noah Alexander

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Great book for physicians and patients

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-09-19

I’m an Emergency Physician and think that the concepts in this book are great for physicians to review and reflect on and for patients to know about. In Emergency Medicine we spend a lot of time learning and thinking about this material but reviewing it for any physician will not be time wasted.

For patients, knowing how physicians can err in their thinking and specific questions to ask is very useful.

My criticism of the book is that I think that it does tend toward doctor bashing a little bit. He recounts so many stories of missed diagnoses which is important for the book. But the fact is that most of the time a physician is correct and I think this book subtly and unconsciously encourages doctor shopping. Learn how to have transparent conversations with your doctor so that you can relay your values so that you can come to a treatment plan that works for you. If your doctor isn’t willing to do this then that’s a good reason to find a new doctor. Being a patient is not a passive thing, you play a critical role in getting the outcome that you want and aligns with your values.

Nothing new

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-06

He basically regurgitates stuff that you can learn more fully elsewhere. Get this if you have never learned about or are extremely new to indexing or personal finance.

Overall good book for both doctors and non-medical people

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-07

I am an Emergency Physician and definitely added a few extra tools to help have these conversations with patients. I think in Emergency Medicine it is particularly difficult because in acute situations we rarely have the luxury of time or prognostic accuracy to give justice to this complex conversation. I hope that one day palliative care physicians can help educate all of us but particularly oncologists and primary care docs to have these conversations early. In an ideal world the conversation could happen with a palliative care doctor but this is unlikely.

As a book I think it is worth a listen though it does drag on quite a bit. There are some pearls but it could probably be 1/3 the length

Good for Australians

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-06-29

Good general book but not very applicable for Canadians. He has some good broad concepts if that’s what you are looking for

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All fluff

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Reviewed: 2018-05-22

I am very new to learning about real estate. I feel like I could have written this book by googling some general real estate advice. It glances off way too many topics. It says everything and nothing all at the same time.
Buy low sell high. Do your research. Don’t get into bad deals. That’s the synopsis.

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