What if we shopped for medicine the way we shopped for a car? When we buy a car we might look at Consumer Reports to see which model gets the best gas mileage and requires the least amount of repairs. When we are considering which medication to take we might consider which medication costs the least, is most effective and has the least amount of side effects.
Much like Consumer Reports, did you know there are official guidelines that help our doctors decipher which medications might be best for our health condition? Doctors use these guidelines to prescribe medications based on sound, scientific evidence. The process of optimizing decisions based on well-conducted research trials is called evidence based medicine. When a doctor doesn't reference these guidelines, the patient's health could be in danger.
These guidelines are written by reputable organizations like the American Heart Association and cover the diagnoses and treatment of common health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart failure. The authors of these guidelines have scoured the research data. They use this data to formulate their recommendations . There are guidelines available for most common health conditions. Empowered Medicine is the ONLY book available that summarizes the official treatment guidelines for the top medical conditions into words we can all understand. No medical jargon here! You will rest assured that you and your family are receiving the quality, cost-effective treatment you deserve. Discover which medications may best treat your health condition. You'll also find out which drugs could be harmful to your health. The book is arranged by health condition and is designed to be easy to navigate. Armed with this information patients will likely find their discussions with their doctors to be more productive and helpful. After all, discussions go better when both parties speak the same language.
Since the first Edition of Empowered Medicine was published in 2009, over 200 new drugs have been approved by the FDA. There have also been updates to many of the guidelines released thus prompting the need for a Second Edition. The Second Edition of Empowered Medicine (Paperback and Kindle) is in the works and is anticipated to be released mid 2018. Click HERE to sign up to receive an email update when Empowered Medicine (The 2nd Edition) is available. Or text to the number below.Don't miss this opportunity to get this important health information! No home library should be without this must-have home health reference.
A very special thanks to Mike Kloberdanz, Elaine Mamola and Michele Trent for having me, Christi Larson, on Smiles by Delivery's Healthy Senior Living live Podcast January 23! It was an honor and a pleasure.
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What are the Experts Saying?
"This work is the tool for better health...!." Dennis K. McAllister R.Ph., FASCP, Past President of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
“Well-organized, comprehensive...very readable... “ Ernest Y. Cheng, D.O., Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician
What are readers saying?
"A very well written and informative review of several major chronic diseases, their management and symptoms. This book will be an enormous help for people trying to understand their own health problems." Dennis L. Clark, Ph. D.
“Very informative and easy to understand, I would recommend buying this book! “ Laura Beck
“Knowledge is power and this book definitely empowers the patient and is helpful to anyone who has a loved one with any of the covered medical conditions. It is useful, practical and written in easy-to-understand language—no unintelligible doctor-speak here,” Veronique Pardee
Thank you for choosing to learn more about the 2nd Edition of Empowered Medicine; A Guide for Consumers. This book was intended to give you access to the same medical guidelines your doctor has access to. In this book you will find guidelines for top major health conditions translated from medical jargon into layman’s terms for all to understand. This book is meant to help provide you with a working knowledge of which medications are recommended to treat your health conditions so that you can have an informed conversation with your doctor about your medications and health conditions.
In this book you will find guidelines for top major health conditions translated from medical jargon into layman’s terms for all to understand. This book is meant to help provide you with a working knowledge of which medications are recommended to treat your health conditions so that you can have an informed conversation with your doctor about your medications and health conditions.
I hope you will make the decision to take control of your health by getting informed. The next step will be discussing what you’ve learned with your doctor. I also hope this book finds a special place on your bookshelf at home. May you find it to be an informative and indispensable addition to your home medical library.
Christi Larson, Pharm. D.
Remember: Get informed, stay current, be empowered.
About the Author
Empowered Medicine was created by Christi Larson, Pharm. D. Christi is an Author, Pharmacist, Speaker and Patient Advocate. After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a post graduate residency, she went on to practice in a variety of pharmacy environments including hospital, infectious disease, behavioral health, home care and hospice settings. She has given many community health lectures and has taken part in a variety of forums in an effort to improve patient care within the health care system. She was recently featured on the Healthy Senior Living Podcast by Smiles By Delivery. Christi is an advocate of empowering health care consumers to take charge of their health by getting informed about their health care. Christi is committed to providing evidence-based medical information from a pharmacist’s point of view.