Patients in Peril: The Demise of Primary Care in America by Gregg Coodley is a timely and informative book that identifies a chronic problem in the healthcare system. In this book, the author traces the history of primary care and discusses some of its benefits to both patients and the medical community. The author explains what happens when individuals and families cease to have a family physician and the impact this problem has on hospitals and insurance companies. Patients who develop a relationship with a physician tend to enjoy better care, results, and lower costs. The book illustrates how this practice, which was once at the heart of the healthcare system is fast disappearing in the United States and offers practical steps to deal with the problem.
Gregg Coodley's book is one that everyone needs to read, from medical professionals to healthcare stakeholders and patients. Readers will understand why this problem is urgent and its root causes, the loopholes in medical training and education, and options when considering insurance. This book is comprehensive and meticulously researched, exploring crucial topics like severity adjustment and the gaming of Medicare, the shrinkage of the independents, and a lot more. The author writes in a voice that is compassionate, inviting readers to re-discover the need for primary patient care. Patients in Peril delivers a message that must be heard; it is both instructive and informative, and the author's authoritative voice can't be ignored by anyone who values the health of humanity. This book diagnoses a crucial problem and then provides solutions.