Disease-Mongers: How Doctors, Drug Companies, And Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick
- Publish Date: 1994-03-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Lynn Payer
Supported throughout by testimonies and interviews of prominent physicians and scientists concerned about disease-mongering, it takes an in-depth look at medical professionals who have a stake in keeping their patients convinced that they are, or are in immediate danger of becoming, sick. Examines each of the factors which have contributed to this insidious phenomenonfrom an increase in the number of doctors and their specializations to the role of insurance companies. Details how to avoid disease-mongering professionals and how to keep your physician honest when dealing with you. Packed with case studies and anecdotes.