The Doctor Will See You Now

The Doctor Will See You Now
The Doctor Will See You Now

The Doctor Will See You Now

Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine
By Cory Franklin


208 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

ISBN 9780897339292

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2018)
Academy Chicago Publishers

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One physician's candid reflections on a life in the field
Is it smart to skip your annual physical? Should you put your trust in medical research? Is “low T” an actual disease? This book will examine these questions and more you’ve always wondered about in a collection of 50 essays on the practice of medicine. The Doctor Will See You Now is a quirky and eclectic collection of short essays that explore evolving patient-physician relationship and reporting on medicine; famous doctors and notorious patients; surprising hospital practices and the future of healthcare; medical research, ethics, drugs, and money; and the brave new world of neurology. Author Cory Franklin, MD, spent 25 years as the director of intensive care at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Here he brings readers into his office to discuss the realities behind the way the practice of medicine is changing today.


“A captivating reflection on a changing profession.  Franklin’s insightful essay style makes this book a joy to read.”
—Paul A. Ruggieri, MD, Author of Confessions of a Surgeon and The Cost of Cutting

"Franklin's thought-provoking essays provide a concise introduction to many buzzed-about medical subjects."—Booklist

Author Biography

Cory Franklin, MD, is an editorial board contributor to the Chicago Tribune and the author of Chicago Flashbulbs and Cook County ICU. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Washington Postand the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.