Ever wanted to sit down with a Christian physician and sort out some of the confusing spiritual and medical issues today? Now you can! Dr. Brown examines contemporary principles of health practice, how to recognize a doctor's professional bias, the emotional impact of illness on the patient, alternative treatments, and much more. 240 pages, softcover from Brazos.
Consumers are bombarded with competing health-care suggestions. Too often, decisions are made from emotions, peer pressure, or marketing, rather than through careful investigation. Steven L. Brown guides readers through issues impacting medical choices, weaving a Christian worldview throughout his approach. Beginning with the positive and negative attributes of medical doctors, Brown examines principles of practice and the effect bias can have on a physician's recommendations. The author also gives readers tools to navigate the world of alternative medicine and work through the emotional impact of illness. A section of frequently asked questions rounds out an insider's view of some of the critical health-care issues of our time.
Steven L. Brown (MD, PhD, Columbia University) is clinical associate professor of internal medicine at Texas Tech University and a cardiologist in private practice in Midland, Texas. He has written numerous articles for medical and research journals, has been a presenter at continuing medical education programs for health professionals, and frequently speaks to the public on health issues in seminars, television interviews, and church settings.