Concord – How much time have you wasted trying to resolve denied insurance claims, jockeying for lower priced prescriptions, or just Googling unfamiliar terminology and acronyms that your health care provider assumes you understand?
As a health care professional, Dr. David Wilcox says he was amazed by the lack of proactive, patient-friendly information available to the general public.
“When I finished my doctorate, I thought: what is the best way that I can arm Americans to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system?” Dr. Wilcox said. He chose to put pen to paper and share what he learned across nearly three decades in health care.
His eye-opening new book, How to Avoid Being a Victim of the American Healthcare System: A Patient’s Handbook for Survival, levels the playing field, enabling consumers of health care to understand how to avoid getting caught in the systemic net. After all, we are all consumers of health care at some point in our lives.
In his own words, Dr. Wilcox’s book explores what to do if you have to go to a hospital, how to handle an insurance company’s claim denial, how to find an alternative to high-priced prescriptions and why the current pay-for-fee system is inadequate. You will also discover the direction the healthcare system needs to move in to holistically care for you and the patient information that the health care entities would prefer you didn’t know.
Early reviewers of the book give it high praise: “A must-read for every American citizen” … “Great information on navigating our complicated and ridiculous healthcare system” … “This is info everyone should know.”
Dr. David Wilcox is a health care professional who believes proactive patient education enables those accessing the healthcare system to be better partners in their health care. He also believes that everyone has the right to access the American Healthcare System safely. A Doctorate-prepared nurse who also holds a Master’s in Health Administration and is Board Certified in Nursing Informatics, Dr. Wilcox has nearly three decades of health care experience as a bedside nurse, hospital administrator and in health care information technology, which has helped him to develop his unique perspective on the American Healthcare System.