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We are two emergency physicians who are passionate about helping you get better care. Our book provides a practical guide for you to avoid misdiagnoses and unnecessary tests. We invite you to browse our website and read our book--and to join us on the journey to transform your medical care.
--Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Josh Kosowsky

Praise for When Doctors Don’t Listen (St. Martin’s Press, January 2013):

“It’s critical for patients to advocate for their own health. This book teaches you how, starting with the startlingly simple idea to advocate for getting a diagnosis. Read it; it will change radically how you approach your doctors.”
--Melissa Etheridge, award-winning singer, activist, and breast cancer survivor

"I have always said that a hospital can kill you as sure as cure you. You must be your own best advocate. Follow the advice of Drs. Wen and Kosowsky, and transform from being a patient to an advocate for your own health."
--Fran Drescher, actress, breast cancer survivor, and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation

"When Doctors Don’t Listen by Drs.Wen and Kosowsky have insightfully crafted a revelation about the workings of modern medicine. It addresses with a finely nuanced balance the basis for our dysfunctional “cookbook style" of medicine. The analysis is not a critical pontification by outsiders, but a pained view by deeply informed insiders. The book pleads powerfully for the disenfranchised patient. It must be read both because most of us sooner or later are bound to seek health care and because the authors provide an important viewpoint for the intensifying nationwide health care debate."
--Bernard Lown, MD, Professor emeritus Harvard School of Public Health, Senior Physician emeritus Brigham and Women's Hospital, Nobel Peace Laureate 1985