Jim Sutton, RPA-C and Sagar Nigwekar, MD, members of the Rochester General Hospital Medical Staff, recently announced the release of their new layman’s medical reference work, Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor, published by Outskirts Press. The book will be a valuable guide for patients who do not know the appropriate questions to ask their doctors about their particular condition or treatment. This informative new reference work gives readers the five most important questions to ask at each doctor’s visit about virtually any significant medical condition.
Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor is available on-line in paperback through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks and also at www.top5questions.net for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
President Obama’s Nominee for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Donald Berwick, had very positive things to say about this new book:
“Active, informed patients and families can play a key role in protecting and improving the safety and quality of their own health care. To do this well, they need coaches and good ideas about how to get involved. This book is full of useful tips to help them speak up with confidence and become the empowered participants that they can and should be.”
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
About the Book
Every minute of every day, in thousands of doctor’s offices across the country, there is information people should know about their medical condition that is not being discussed. People often forget key questions or sometimes don’t even know the right questions to ask. Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor alleviates that problem for any patient.
Categorized by medical condition, this invaluable reference guide is based on questions submitted and reviewed by hundreds of primary care doctors, specialists, nurses, medical students and patients. If these simple questions are asked at the time of a medical visit, patients will walk away knowing more and being more confident about their health.
About the authors
Jim Sutton has been a practicing Family Practice Physician Assistant for 23 years. He graduated from the University of Washington Physician Assistant program in 1987 and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine in 1993. He has spent his career serving vulnerable patients in Los Angeles, the Middle East and now in urban Rochester, New York, for Rochester General Health System. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor for Rochester Institute of Technology and teaches Physician Assistant students in family medicine at Clinton Family Health Center in Rochester.
Sagar Nigwekar is a practicing Board Certified Internal Medicine physician at Rochester General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Mumbai, India and subsequently completed his post-graduate training at the Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. He was Chief Medical Resident at Rochester General Hospital in 2005. Since then he has been teaching medical students and resident physicians at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has recently been selected to join Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Nephrology Division (Harvard Medical School). He also conducts translational and clinical research in the areas of hypertension and kidney disease.
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