Self-advocating Patients


Patient's PlaybookToo many Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical error—mistakes, complications and misdiagnoses. And many more of us are not receiving the best care possible, event though it’s readily available and we’re entitled to it.

The Patient’s Playbook, by Leslie D. Michelson, is a call to action. It will change the way you
manage your health and the health of your family, and it will show you how to choose the right doctor, coordinate the best care and get to the “No-Mistake Zone” in medical decision making.

Michelson’s real-life stories impart lessons and illuminate easy-to-follow strategies that will enable you to become a smarter, better health care consumer—and to replace anxiety with confidence.

Some of the expert advise included will help you choose the best doctors, selection the right treatment plans, so better online research, organize your support team and prevent medical errors.

Leslie D. Michelson

Michelson has devoted his life’s work to helping people achieve superior medical outcomes at every stage of their lives. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Private Health Management, a unique patient-focused company dedicated to helping individuals and corporate clients obtain exceptional medical care. He is a highly sought-after expert who has spent the last 30 years guiding thousands of people through our complex health care system. Prior to founding Private Health Management in 2007, Michelson was the CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Beth.

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