Discover how you can get more from your healthcare appointments.
This book is for you if:
– you often feel anxious or nervous before your healthcare appointments.
– you leave your healthcare appointments feeling frustrated.
– you leave your healthcare appointments with more questions than you went in with.
– you feel left out of the decisions being made about your treatment or overall care.
– you have trouble keeping track of all the changes in your care.
– you find that your appointments just aren’t long enough to answer all your questions and address all your concerns.
– you feel your care isn’t coordinated between all your healthcare professionals.
Whatever your reason, you can learn how to get more from your healthcare appointments.
While working as a Registered Nurse, I was diagnosed with a degenerative autoimmune disease. I have spent countless hours in and out of various healthcare appointments, and the one thing that helped me the most was my experience of sitting on both sides of the desk.
Just because you haven’t had that experience firsthand, it doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to make your healthcare appointments work for you, too.
Why this book?
– It will be the handbook you need for all your appointments, regardless of who you’re seeing.
– It’s presented in an easy-to-read format (no jargon.)
– You will discover what healthcare professionals expect from you.
– It will help you maximize your time at your appointments so you can get more done.
– It will help you bridge the gap in your doctor-patient relationship.
– It includes FREE downloadable resources to give you a head-start.
Ricky White is an author based in Virginia, USA. Originally born in Leicester, England, Ricky qualified as a Registered (Adult) Nurse in February 2006. Later he went on to earn his post-graduate degree in Professional Nursing Practice. He worked in a variety of hospitals during his career before he was diagnosed with the chronic, degenerative disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ricky now works as a patient advocate for those with Ankylosing Spondylitis, helping to raise much-needed awareness for his degenerative autoimmune disease.
Because of his unique position in experiencing both sides of the desk, having seen patients in his role as a pre-operative assessment clinic nurse, as well as being a patient himself, Ricky decided to write his debut book — Taking Charge: Making Your Healthcare Appointments Work for You. With the information in this book, Ricky arms other chronic illness sufferers with the tools they need to get the most of their appointments, and to get the care they deserve.
In October 2014, Ricky became a British expatriate when he moved to Virginia with his wife and children. At this point, Ricky sought to continue his propensity for overworked, underpaid, and underappreciated work by becoming a stay-at-home dad, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
When he is not chasing two under-5-year-olds, he is usually writing, coding, or in the dojo practicing Shaolin Kempo. He also has a mild-moderate addiction to Bonsai trees, of which he has a modest collection.