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Treat Me, Not My Age - A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care As You or a Loved One Gets Older

Mark Lachs, MD

We're all getting older, all the time, but too often our culture defines the aging process negatively instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health care system, where ageist medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to address or avoid them. Whether we're forty or eighty, what we need is an insider's guide to staying healthy, including choosing the right doctor, learning to play a role in managing our own care, and figuring out how to plan financially for our own future or a parent's. In this book, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs takes listeners on a grand tour of adult medicine, showing how we can navigate a complex and confusing system so as to make the best choices for ourselves and our loved ones. With gentle humor and great wisdom, Lachs explains how being proactive and making smart decisions about health care can lay the groundwork for a satisfying, active lifestyle that lasts well into the golden years. You'll find out: -How to identify a great primary care doctor, specialist, or care facility -Why the hospital is no place for sick people -How to make home improvements that will keep the nursing home at bay -Why small life changes in your forties can lead to extra decades of good health later on

We're all getting older, all the time, but too often our culture defines the aging process negatively instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health care system, where ageist medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to address or avoid them. Whether we're forty or eighty, what we need is an insider's guide to staying healthy, including choosing the right doctor, learning to play a role in managing our own care, and figuring out how to plan financially for our own future or a parent's. In this book, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs takes listeners on a grand tour of adult medicine, showing how we can navigate a complex and confusing system so as to make the best choices for ourselves and our loved ones. With gentle humor and great wisdom, Lachs explains how being proactive and making smart decisions about health care can lay the groundwork for a satisfying, active lifestyle that lasts well into the golden years. You'll find out: -How to identify a great primary care doctor, specialist, or care facility -Why the hospital is no place for sick people -How to make home improvements that will keep the nursing home at bay -Why small life changes in your forties can lead to extra decades of good health later on
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We're all getting older, all the time, but too often our culture defines the aging process negatively instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health care system, where ageist medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to address or avoid them. Whether we're forty or eighty, what we need is an insider's guide to staying healthy, including choosing the right doctor, learning to play a role in managing our own care, and figuring out how to plan financially for our own future or a parent's. In this book, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs takes listeners on a grand tour of adult medicine, showing how we can navigate a complex and confusing system so as to make the best choices for ourselves and our loved ones. With gentle humor and great wisdom, Lachs explains how being proactive and making smart decisions about health care can lay the groundwork for a satisfying, active lifestyle that lasts well into the golden years. You'll find out: -How to identify a great primary care doctor, specialist, or care facility -Why the hospital is no place for sick people -How to make home improvements that will keep the nursing home at bay -Why small life changes in your forties can lead to extra decades of good health later on

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

12h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

57:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

51:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

47:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

56:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:00