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The Disillusionment of an American Physician

by Sandeep Jauhar

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/08/2015

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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 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 routinelyperformed 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,Doctoredis the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy.

ISBN:
9780374535339
9780374535339
Category:
Public health & preventive medicine
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-08-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
208.53x138.94x20.57mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Sandeep Jauhar

Sandeep Jauhar is director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of two medical memoirs and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their son and daughter.

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