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Mediscams

Mediscams

Dangerous Medical Practices and Health Care Frauds--and How to Prevent Them from Harming You and Your Family

Chuck Whitlock

St. Martin's Griffin

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Where their health is concerned, Americans want answers. Too often, what they get are false promises from medical "professionals" more intent on lightening their patients' wallets than helping to shave off those stubborn five pounds. These medical scam artists run from the petty to the downright dangerous, and their schemes can leave you poorer but wiser, hospitalized, or much worse...

Now journalist Chuck Whitlock tackles the seedy world of medical scams, exposing everything from bogus pills that claim to relieve symptoms of drunkenness, to questionable weight-loss programs, to bizarre plastic surgery procedures.

Called "the nation's leading scambuster" by Oprah Winfrey, Chuck Whitlock tackles treacherous HMOs, doctors, and charlatans. Then he shows the reader how to avoid falling victim to medical scams.

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Chuck Whitlock

Chuck Whitlock, a renowned investigative reporter, has appeared on Oprah, Today, CNN, Extra, Inside Edition, Hard Copy, and Regis and Kathie Lee. His probes into white-collar crime and his exposes of nursing home and Medicare irregularities have garnered national recognition. Among his awards for outstanding investigative reporting are a National Headliner Award and a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. As a consumer advocate, he has been called "the nation's leading scambuster" by Oprah Winfrey. Chuck provides training workshops for the public as well as government agencies such as the FBI, Secret Service, and Postal Inspection Service.

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