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Book details
  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:384
  • eBook ISBN:9781667889894
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667889887

Special Delivery

An Obstetrician’s Honest Account of a Forty-Year Career in a Changing Healthcare Environment

by Kenneth J. Moise Jr. M.D.

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"Special Delivery" is an obstetrician's honest account of a changing healthcare environment. A memoir spanning four decades of an academic high-risk obstetrician that follows a journey from a pre-med major to appointment as tenured full professor at three major American medical schools.
The book is filled with patient anecdotes that expose the reader to the joys and sorrows of pregnancy and childbirth. The author uses these anecdotes as a platform to educate the reader about the many poorly understood aspects of academic medicine as well as medicine in general. Although there are many current books on the market that are medical memoirs of physician experiences, Special Delivery is unique in chronicling the development of a medical career from a student's struggles with pre-med college courses to achievement of tenure as a full professor at a major medical school. The author's challenges with his own diagnosis of a rare autoimmune disease and his wife's subsequent diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma introduce a new perspective from the "other side of the bed" on the problems with healthcare in our country.
About the author
Kenneth J. Moise Jr, M.D. is a Professor of Women's Health at Dell Medical School. He also serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Dr. Moise completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a founding member of the North American Fetal Treatment Network (NAFTNet) having served on its executive board and its steering committee. Dr. Moise's interest in fetal therapy spans a 30-year period. He is recognized world-wide for his contributions in the fetal treatment of Rh disease including the development of middle cerebral artery Doppler for the non-invasive detection of fetal anemia and the use of free fetal DNA to determine the fetal RHD status in the U.S.