Elephants in the Exam Room

The Big Picture Solution to Today's Health Care "Crisis"
By Dr. Wayne Liebhard
10 Digit ISBN: 1935098209
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1935098201
LCCN: 2007937334
Price: $15.95
Trim: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 225
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What are the real problems with healthcare in America today? As consumers are we asking the right questions? Are doctors able to address the issues freely and practice medicine as they were taught to do without repercussions? Minnesota-based doctor and writer Wayne Liebhard argues that in order to tackle the very serious and often irreparable damage within the ''system'' we need to face some hard, cold truths.

Without apology, Liebhard has written a passionate and learned exposition that argues against some popular myths favored by the media, pundits, and professionals alike. Why does healthcare cost so much? Why do we pay so much for drugs? Why doesn't my doctor have more time to spend with me? Why does it take so long to get an appointment with my primary care doctor--and why can't she just treat me over the phone if needed? Why do insurance companies dictate my healthcare choices?

In Elephants in the Exam Room you will find some surprising and often controversial answers--and solutions--from an experienced doctor who has been in the trenches of the healthcare crisis for years, both as a committed primary care practitioner and advocate for reform.



Dr. Wayne Liebhard, a Minnesota native

and family physician for twenty

years, now practices in an emergency

medicine clinic.

He has won numerous national

awards as an author and songwriter,

gaining special acclaim for his book

Elephants in the Exam Room—The Big

Picture Solution to Today’s Health Care

Crisis,” and music from the album Here—In Flyover Country.

Besides his doctorate, he holds undergraduate degrees

in the natural and social sciences from Saint John’s University

(MN), and his articles have appeared in numerous publications

ranging from Minnesota Physician to Mustang Monthly.

He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Joy, dog, Oscar,

and his Ford Mustangs. His classic rock band is still cranking

out the tunes and releasing music videos.