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  • 08/2014
  • 978-1500436674 1500436674
  • 246 pages
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Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House is the tale of a Nika Beamon's quest to find the correct medical diagnosis after years of getting false assessments. This frank and engaging story takes the reader on journey through her various hospital trips, and procedures, as well as her feeling and emotions that are as real as they are raw. It also introduces them to a quirky cast of characters who go through this 17 year odyssey with her until she finally finds out that she has a rare autoimmune disorder called IgG4 related systematic disease.

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In this hope-filled memoir, a woman rises above the challenges of navigating the modern American medical system. Beamon, a TV journalist, lays herself bare as she frankly discusses her journey through years of suffering as she searches for a diagnosis for her illness. For those with unusual conditions, the road to diagnosis can be filled with disbelieving doctors, seemingly unrelated symptoms, and increasing desperation as the sick person struggles to understand why the body is failing. The author bravely relates all of these things, presenting her growth through long-term pain, her life with chronic illness, and her journey to becoming her own medical advocate in touching and sometimes agonizing detail. Although some of the details—both medical and personal—can get graphic, this medical memoir is a worthwhile read for those suffering from or interested in chronic conditions and the often long road to diagnosis. Agent: Chelcee Johns, Serendipity Literary. (BookLife.)
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Misdiagnosed is an eye-opening, fascinating account of a brave journey through the labyrinth of American medicine. Beamon draws the reader in skillfully, and gives us a close up view of the power of human persistence. 

Marya Hornbacher

Hornbacher is a Pulitzer Prize and Pushcart Prize nominated author. Her bestselling books include: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia; Madness: A Bi-Polar Life and Waiting: A Non-Believer's Guide to a Higher Power. 

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How long can my body endure all the invasions by doctors?   Nika Beamon’s cry is heard throughout Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House. That doc does not exist, of course, but the author’s journey across hazardous terrain in the medical jungle did.  Her misery being mangled by modern medicine provides lessons on arming ourselves for the battles many of us face.

Richard M. Cohen is the New York Times Best Selling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places.

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This is a book is a “must read” for all doctors and healthcare professionals...  Enigmatic to most physicians, devastating to patients, the stuff of science fiction, and limitless in presentation; autoimmune diseases are the frontier of medicine in the 21st century.  They demand an understanding of complex science and while practicing the art of medicine with compassion…Read Nika’s story to understand why patients long for a diagnosis.

Robert G. Lahita MD, PhD, FACP, MACR, FRCP
Chairman of Medicine and VP, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ

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“Misdiagnosed” is a gripping medical detective story. It could be a fictional episode of “House” from the patient’s perspective, but this story is real. It is a raw telling of Nika Beamon’s journey through high-tech American health care. Just as she recounts stripping naked for doctors’ probes and surgeons’ scalpels, Beamon bares hers physical and emotional tribulations to readers.

Andrew Holtz, MPH Editor-In-Chief, HoltzReport

Author,  The Medical Science of House, M.D.

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"Nika's book is a well written, eye opening, call to action. An inspiring, yet alarming story that lets us know that even in our darkest and most alone moments, that we are not alone."

Wes Moore

Bestselling author, “The Other Wes Moore.”

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…Everyone with an invisible illness, whether named or not, will relate to Nika Beamon's hidden dramas in her life, dealing with the daily frustrations of a mysteriously uncooperative body -- and then, often worse, with an ill-equipped, punishing medical system…

Paula Kamen

Author of All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache

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...I truly enjoyed reading this book, not just because it was relatable to the stories I hear a lot from women, but because you incorporated your personal trials into it as well.

 

...I believe it will truly help someone as they are on the quest for their own.  More people need to realize that doctors truly don’t know everything and that doctors can be learning about a patient’s illness right along with them!

Shaniqua D. Seth

Health Communications Manager, National Women's Health Initiative

Formats
Details
  • 08/2014
  • 978-1500436674 1500436674
  • 246 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2014
  • 978-1500436674 1500436674
  • 246 pages
  • $15.99

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