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Making Intelligent Choices in America’s Healthcare System
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When it comes to our greatest asset, our health, many Americans either don’t have insurance, don’t get recommended screening tests and interventions, and basically remain ignorant when it comes to their healthcare choices. Our guest, Dr. Davis Liu, is the author of “Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely.” Dr. Liu believes the complexity and fragmented nature of our healthcare system overwhelms most people, and he’s here to offer answers, advice and tips for those who have no where else to turn.
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Dr. Davis Liu Part One
Dr. Liu discusses the state of the American Healthcare system and the problems with it, why all health insurance is not equal, why more doctors need to actively search for disease and why you need to ask questions before taking any prescription drugs from your doctor.
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Dr. Davis Liu Part Two
Dr. Liu discusses prescription medications, and the differences between brands and generics when is using the brand name best? Plus what are Health Savings accounts, and who qualifies for them?
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Dr. Davis Liu Part Three
Dr. Liu shares more information on health savings accounts, discusses why we need to take more power in our healthcare, and reveals the most common patient oversights.
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Dr. Davis Liu Part Four
Dr. Liu shares tips to stay healthy, the essential tests you need, the warning signs about your blood pressure, and talks about why the healthcare system needs reform.
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Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely
Written by a practicing family physician employed by one of the nation's top healthcare organizations, Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely provides critical information you need to make intelligent medical and financial decisions to not only increase your chances for good health, but also to get the most value out of your healthcare dollars. It is the only book that simultaneously tackles both the medical and financial perspective of staying healthy.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dr. Davis Liu
Davis Liu, M.D., is a practicing board-certified family physician with the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California since 2000. His opinion pieces have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee and he has authored numerous review articles for the Medical Software Reviews newsletter. He completed his residency training at the Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency Program. He received his medical degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His secondary school education was at the Taft School. As the only physician in his family, many times his family has benefited from his medical knowledge. As an insider, he increased the chances that they would have good outcomes. This coupled with his business school training gives him a unique perspective not only on the challenges individuals have to stay healthy but also the financial implications to get there. Until healthcare reform improves the American healthcare system, he feels individuals today need to have the vital information necessary to ensure that they are doing the right things so that they and their families Stay Healthy, Live Longer, and Spend Wisely.

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