Doctor teaches elderly how to navigate their health in new guide
In “Aging, Health Care and You!: A Doctor’s Personal Prescription for Understanding and
Improving Your Health Care” (ISBN 1470061945), Dr. Martin S. Finkelstein has
penned an informative book that helps seniors adjust to the medical realities
of aging in America.
“In today’s health care system, office or clinic visits may allow patients only 10-15
minutes of face-time with the doctor,” says Finkelstein. “This is far too
little time to address the multiple complex medical problems that confound the
elderly.” Finkelstein wrote this guide to fill the many gaps in their
knowledge, and to help them understand what’s happening in their medical
lives. This book confronts the complexity of health care for the elderly,
including how to navigate treatment, medical care, hospitals and medical
His new guide confronts the realities of the complex health care system, which seniors rely
on even as it is radically different from the doctoring system they knew in
their younger years. The neighborhood doctor who made house calls and knew all
the details of the family he served is long gone. In his place is a faceless
system of testing, procedures and treatments with endless variations of payment
and insurance coverage. When they need health care the most, many aging adults
find themselves unable to understand the system of modern medical care
Finkelstein specializes in geriatric medicine and has 37 years of experience in the field.
In this book, he puts down on paper many of his observations about the typical
health problems seniors face as they age. He discusses the most common
situations they will face in doctors’ offices and hospital rooms. Offering
advice and guidance to the elderly’s most common medical issues, this volume
condenses what his patients have taught him over the years.
“Aging, Health Care and You!” will be valued by aging Americans for its ability to make
sense of a health care system that often seems senseless. Direct, informative
and told with a light touch, this book is an invaluable guide to consuming
health care for elderly persons.
“Aging, Health Care and You!: A Doctor’s Personal Prescription for Understanding and
Improving Your Health Care” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and
About the Author: For the past 37 years, board-certified internist Dr. Martin S.
Finkelstein has practiced medicine and geriatrics in New York. He is also an
assistant professor at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. New York
Magazine has labeled him as one of the “Best Doctors in New York.” He earned
his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and did post-graduate training
at Bellevue Hospital in New York and Stanford-Palo Alto Medical Center in