I read this book after receiving a copy at an author signing in Fredericksburg, at Riverby Bookstore. What I like most is the colloquial writing style – it’s very reader-friendly, almost conversational, while still including a lot of very useful information about making medical choices, and being an informed medical consumer. And I love that Dr. Neustatter is approachable – he has a website, managingyourdoctor.com, where he writes columns on topics related to his books and on current medical events, and he even answers questions written in by readers. I suggest, if you’re considering buying the book, checking out the website first. You will see Dr. Neustatter’s writing style and get a feel for what the book is about (though the book goes into much, much more depth on all of the topics than the website ever could).


In today’s world of high health care costs, Dr. Neustatter shares how to become an empowered patient. As an end result, you’ll receive better care more appropriate to your needs and better manage your health care resources. He shares many good stories and information from his many years in practice. The book is comprehensive, and may be a little overwhelming as a “how to” manual. I hope in future updates he provides concise checklists or summaries at the end of each chapter that can be used for reference