Medical Parenting: How to Navigate Health, Wellness & the Medical System with Your Child

Medical Parenting: How to Navigate Health, Wellness & the Medical System with Your Child

by Jacqueline Jones M.D.

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Medical Parenting is the essential guide for parents to take control of their child’s health, from choosing a pediatrician to helping children transition into adulthood.

As one of America's Top Doctors™, a mother of two grown children, and a physician and surgeon with over 25 years’ experience, Dr. Jones understands that there is no greater responsibility as a parent than ensuring your child's optimum health. With so much information out there, it can be hard to navigate the medical system. Medical Parenting walks parents through a myriad of scenarios involving children’s health, from choosing that first pediatrician to chronic illness and surgery to nutrition and binge drinking in teenagers, so parents feel confident in their decisions and learn self-care along the way. More than just a medical system how-to, Medical Parenting is told from a physician and mother’s perspective to include heartfelt stories from Dr. Jones’ own journey of self-discovery. Dr. Jones helps parents connect with their children on a personal level as they grow towards adulthood and find their way through the maze of the medical system today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642794519
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Dr. Jacqueline Jones trained as a physician at Cornell Medical School and completed her surgical training at University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College and has over 25 years’ experience caring for children and their families. Among her many professional awards are the Compassionate Physician Award, Yelp Patient Satisfaction Award, Best Doctors in America, and Castle and Connolly “America’s Top Doctors.” As a mother of two grown children, Dr. Jones has navigated the medical system with her own children and is uniquely qualified to give parents meaningful advice. She currently resides in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Chapter 1 Introduction 9

Chapter 2 Choosing a Pediatrician 15

Chapter 3 Primary Care Physician 31

Chapter 4 Interacting with Ancillary Care Staff 41

Chapter 5 Emergencies 49

Chapter 6 Referral to a Specialist 59

Chapter 7 Surgery 71

Chapter 8 Chronic Illness 93

Chapter 9 Your Child's Dental Care 107

Chapter 10 Nutrition 119

Chapter 11 Child Care 151

Chapter 12 Adolescence 193

Chapter 13 Letting Go 207

Chapter 14 Taking Care of Yourself 227

Chapter 15 Conclusion 239

Acknowledgments 259

About the Author 260

Bibliography 262

Figures 266

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