MISDIAGNOSED, ONE WOMAN'S TOUR OF - AND ESCAPE FROM - HEALTHCARELAND by Jody Berger
Jody Berger began experiencing tingling in her hands and feet and her doctor referred her to a neurologist. After ordering an MRI, the neurologist declared that Berger had MS. Since Berger felt fine other than the tingling she decided to investigate other causes for her problem. Her quest for answers took her to Canada to confer with a holistic health educator, to Southern California to visit a physician and brain specialist, to Mexico for a yoga retreat, to Nita Desai, a Boulder physician who runs East West Integrated Health and is a Ayurvedic doctor, and to a craniosacral osteopathic doctor. As a reporter, Berger discovered there are a large number of individuals who are incorrectly diagnosed with MS. 14% of MS specialists said they would not tell a patient they had been misdiagnosed. If you want to know what Berger found out about her own health, you will need to read the book. This book was quite interesting and I was impressed with how Berger took her health into her own hands and thoroughly investigated all options. However, not many people would have the money or ability to travel the different paths that Berger did.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library