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Doctored : the disillusionment of an American physician

by Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 610.92 Jauhar
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In his acclaimed memoir Intern , Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored , his New York Times bestselling harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist.

Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see fifteen specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition.

Provoked by his unsettling experiences, Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform. With American medicine at a crossroads, Doctored is the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic, writes cardiologist Jauhar. Also the author of Intern: A Doctor's Initiation (2009), Jauhar is mired in a middle-age slump and midcareer crisis. He believes the medical profession is in a mess, too. He is frustrated by a maze of bureaucracy, pressured to see more patients in less time, and longing for autonomy that has mostly evaporated. He blasts the increasing commercialization of medicine along with overtesting and excessive referrals to specialists. Jauhar is candid but comes across as disgruntled and depressed. He is constantly on edge. His memoir is sprinkled with brief stories about patients on the precipice individuals standing with one foot on a banana peel. At times whiny, Jauhar's narrative provides a grim picture of modern medicine and the plight of contemporary physicians. And do not forget the domino effect: Unhappy doctors make for unhappy patients. --Miksanek, Tony Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Jauhar, Sandeep, -- 1968-
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780374141394 (hardback)
0374141398 (hardback)
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