Something Exciting

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by

I’m pleased to announce that my book, Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care, will be launching in July 2016. This book focuses on helping others realize they have a voice in their own medical care. While I use my own breast cancer experiences as examples, this primer is geared toward anyone facing any kind of medical crisis.

However, a couple of disclaimers:

• The book is not a substitute for seeking out medical expertise.

• The book does not promise that if one advocates for his/her own healthcare needs, that he/she can change medical outcomes.

However, what Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care does is to encourage patients to be proactive in their own healthcare.

Too many patients are meek and passive, viewing doctors as uncontested authorities. Patients don’t always know how much power they really do have. Until they speak up, that is.

Calling the Shots helps readers:

 assert their needs to and command respect from medical personnel, such as doctors, nurses, and medical assistants.
 know how to find the right physicians.
 find out how to hire and fire doctors.
 effectively talk to physicians.
 deal with difficult doctors, such as Dr. Bully MD.
 build a great medical team.
 deal with difficult administrators and the bureaucracy of records departments.

Calling the Shots is a call to action.

Why launch in July?

I got the idea to launch during this month from the US Independence Day holiday. After all, the book is a declaration of independence of a sort – patients can be civilly disobedient to medical systems and personnel who do not have the patients’ best interest at heart.

I will keep you posted as the book launch gets closer. In the meantime, I’m working hard and am embracing the fact that exciting and unexpected things are bound to happen.

This is an exciting time.

I’m ready.

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10 Responses to Something Exciting

  1. Eileen Rosenbloom had this to say about that:

    Wonderful news, Beth! I look forward to your book’s release. Great title.

  2. Marie had this to say about that:

    Beth, how exciting! I am thrilled for you. I know this book has been some time in the making, but the wait will be more than worth it.

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Marie, I always appreciate your support of me and other authors. It’s taken me lots of time, as well as incredibly hard work, so I’m very glad the book’s release is right around the corner.

  3. Nancy's Point had this to say about that:

    Hi Beth,
    Sounds like a book that will help a lot of people who are facing various kinds of medical challenges. I could have used such a book. Exciting time indeed! Proud of you, my friend. I look forward to reading it and wish you great success with it. xx

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Hi Nancy,

      Thank you so much for all your support and well wishes. It’s interesting that while I was going through a lot of difficulties with medical personnel, all I could think of is that there should be a book on this.

      And then I decided to write it!

  4. Rebecca had this to say about that:

    Congratulations, Beth!! This is exciting. I think the topic you chose is very important. I agree many patients don’t advocate for their own health, and more often than not, feel intimidated by their doctors. I am looking forward to reading your book. I think it will be well received. Wishing you good luck!

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Thank you, Rebecca!

      Yes, too many people are passive rather than take a stand due to intimidation, as well as a variety of other reasons. Navigating medical appointments and dealing with unruly medical personnel are difficult at their best.

      Thanks for your support, as always!

  5. Sue Walters had this to say about that:

    Hi Beth,

    Wow! Congatulations on your book. This is great news, and I can’t wait to read it. I’ve enjoyed your blog posts and I know your book will be fantastic. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge. I know it will encourage many.

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you so much for your good wishes and your kind words. I’m happy to share what I can. Thanks again!

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