Trisha is the author of six books:

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You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes
(How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve)

Health CARE and COST. Patients are getting the short shrift.

Groucho Marx may have made it famous, but little did he know how descriptive the phrase You Bet Your Life! would become for any patient who enters the healthcare system in the United States (or any country) today.

  • Patients who have trouble talking with their doctors and getting their questions answered.
  • Patients whose doctors won’t talk to each other; no one is coordinating their care.
  • Patients who find med-speak, those more technical, medical terms used by providers, impossible to understand.
  • Patients who can’t figure out why their care, which used to seem “free”, now costs them too much money.
  • Patients who are injured through medical errors and mistakes.
  • Patients who know they should be benefitting from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) but just can’t seem to figure it out.
  • Patients whose medical bills are just way too high!
  • And the list goes on.

But now information is available to help us solve the problems presented by this healthcare system-turned-debacle, to help us use that understanding to get what we need, when we need it, at a cost we can afford.

Purchase at Amazon:      Soft Cover Book      Kindle Ebook
Purchase at Barnes & Noble:        Soft Cover Book
Book Details:  You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Healthcare You Deserve)

ISBN: 978-09828014-2-0
Softcover:  $16.95
Kindle:  $9.95
Published by DiagKNOWsis Media

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You Bet Your Life!
The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate by Your Side

The healthcare system has become almost unrecognizable. Gone are the days when you could get the care you needed, when you needed it, at a price you can afford. 

  • Your doctor spends so little time with you. You don’t have enough time to get your questions answered!
  • None of your doctors talk to each other. No one coordinates your care.
  • They send you for so many tests; do you really need them all?
  • What happens if you are misdiagnosed or there is a mistake in your care?
  • And the cost… We know we are paying so much more for care than we ever did before!

Is it possible to get the care we need at a price we can afford?

 Enter professional patient advocates; independent, empathetic, capable navigators and negotiators. People who can help you get the care you want and need while keeping your costs under control.

There are at least 10 reasons you need a private, professional advocate. And there are better and more effective ways than others to find the right one for you.

Learn more about the reasons and approach for improving your care and its cost in this second book of the You Bet Your Life! series.

Would you like a FREE digital copy of this book?

Learn how.  No obligation.

Purchase at Amazon:     Soft Cover Book       Kindle Ebook*
Purchase at Smashwords:      Ebook  (many formats)*

*Smashwords claims their “mobi” format will work on a Kindle, but there are many complaints that it does not. If you own a Kindle and plan to read this book on a Kindle, please purchase it from Amazon using the link above.

Book Details:

ISBN: 978-0-9828014-7-5
Softcover: $5.95
All ebook formats:  $2.99
Published by DiagKNOWsis Media

Trisha is also the author of the Health Advocate Career Series for those who are interested in a career as a health or patient advocate or navigator. Learn more about these books at:


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Trisha Torrey, Every Patient's Advocate
Trisha Torrey