"What we need to know about medical testing could fill a book. Thankfully, Dennis Gottfried wrote it. Dr. Gottfried's engaging and thoughtful look at the medical industry is must reading for anyone who goes to a doctor, or might conceivably need one someday." - Alan Colmes, "Hannity and Colmes"
"Too Much Medicine" describes how medical decisions are made and why concern for the patient's well-being may get overlooked by financial motives and defensive medicine.
Written by a busy physician in active practice, "Too Much Medicine" is foremost about providing people with the best healthcare. Gottfried understands the strengths and weaknesses of American medicine and explains in plain language the reasons for needless, excessive, and often harmful healthcare, and how to prevent it. In the process of explaining the failures of our medical system, Dr. Gottfried provides information that will enable readers to take control of their own medical destiny, as well to offer solutions to the question of what our government can do about "Too Much Medicine," and the dramatic reduction in health care costs.