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Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Sandeep Jauhar, an attending cardiologist, accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see 15 specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition.

In Doctored, Jauhar has chronicled the formative years of his residency while observing first-hand the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of a cardiologist.

©2014 Sandeep Jauhar (P)2014 Tantor

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Frank, inside perspective on the follies of unintended consequences in medical reform

It is also a personal story, touching on the common midlife crisis and search for professional meaning as a career in medicine did not turn quite as expected. The reality of skewed incentives in the field, overdiagnosis, and over-treatment does not get the publicity of under-access to healthcare, although they probably are related. Reviewers who accuse the author of *&^ing that he does not make enough money either completely missed the point or did not finish the book.

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As enjoyable as a heart attack

What would have made Doctored better?

If it were about anything other than banal stories from a dude who went into medicine just to impress his parents. There is no evidence base. Plenty of doctors have similar difficult but don't become bitter. Contains no actionable information.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sandeep Jauhar again?

Never

Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Lawlor’s performances?

Maybe

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None

Any additional comments?

I wish I could get a refund, honestly

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great read!

it is a great and provoking book about our Healthcare system. the voice is excellent and delivered the message and emotions well.

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  • 04-10-15

Lost.

A long chain of patient cases with personal life interjectures. Nothing new if you are in the industry already. The drama is tolerable if you listen at fast speed. I expected more of an analytical approach from MD/PhD., but instead I've got to listen to unending moral struggle,. However, I did get an occasional laugh from description of patient encounters. Perhaps all can be fixed by living within your own means Dr. Jauhar, as your father suggested.

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Whining Physician Doesn't Make Enough Money

Page after pathetically boring page on how this PhD physicist turned physician along with his physician wife, with a physician brother who runs an invasive cardiology clinic is getting "SCREWED" by the health care system.

He and his wife are not being compensated as he believes feel they should be.
I felt so "bad" about this physician's monetary situation I wrote him a $5.00 check and sent it to his publisher. LOL

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Stupid book

Would you try another book from Sandeep Jauhar and/or Patrick Lawlor?

No way

What was most disappointing about Sandeep Jauhar’s story?

I hated this book, I could not even finish it, the guy basically complaining all the time and its all about his personal life. I felt he is insecure and he has lots of issues related to his culture, past and his family.

How could the performance have been better?

He needs psychotherapy.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Doctored?

The whole book

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Hours and hours of compaining

Would you try another book from Sandeep Jauhar and/or Patrick Lawlor?

No way. The author seemed incredibly wrapped up in making money to send his kids to expensive private schools. So much complaining, I couldn't take it. Could have been a productive discussion about the real challenges of being a doctor, but instead it was a steady drip of unhelpful whining and hand wringing.

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