About The Book:
This story is a factual provocative account of the personal experience of a cardiologist told after 38 years in private practice. It is told with compelling narrative punctuated with actual patient vignettes exposing aspects of medical practice author J.S. Vangrow has labeled-Predatory Medicine.
He chronicles how lazy, incompetent, or unscrupulous physicians take advantage of medically naive, unsuspecting and trusting patients. His story begins when he first began his medical practice as a young idealistic doctor and how he quickly learned to look the other way when confronted with unethical behavior of colleagues in order to protect his own prospects for a successful career. It culminates with the final years of his professional life when he was compelled to confront such behavior-and paid a steep price.
He documents how the “Systems” ostensibly designed to protect the patient too often fail. He describes how today’s complex and evolving health care system which, despite impressive technological advances, allows such behavior to persist and in some cases, actually facilitate it.
Vangrow provides specific “commandments” by which the patient can assess a physician’s performance and make an educated determination whether the doctor does care and is providing exemplary medical attention.
About The Author:
J. S. Vangrow was born, raised, and educated in Ohio. After graduating from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1965 he served a tour of duty as a Medical Officer aboard navy destroyers off the coast of Vietnam.
He eventually emigrated to Southern California, completing his medical training at University of California, Irvine and Long Beach VA Hospital. He achieved Board certification in Internal Medicine and Cardio-vascular Disease.
He is married with three children and resides in Southern California. He recently retired after 38 years in private practice.
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