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Publisher's Summary

What happened that changed the priest - the revered healer of antiquity - into a person of science? How was the modern doctor made? 
Physician is Rajeev Kurapati’s earnest attempt to answer this question and others central to the practice of medicine. For instance, how have the advances of medical technology influenced society’s perception of death? How do physicians balance thinking with feeling when dealing with critically ill patients? How do we meet the needs of patients seeking a personal connection to their doctor in what may seem to be an emotionally deficient medical landscape? Is it possible to overcome some of the compromises we’ve had to make along the way? What is the promise of modern medicine and its limitations? And notably, as medical care becomes more and more digitized and automated, will the medical degree - a universal badge of respectability - continue to hold value? 
Dr. Kurapati, a practicing hospital physician, succeeds in gracefully exploring the depths of what it really means to be a doctor - and a patient - at this time in our human history, and his blueprint for building a stronger future of health care is an important and valuable one.
©2018 Rajeev Kurapati (P)2018 Rajeev Kurapati
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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 03-16-18

The Philosophy of Medical Practice.

What made the experience of listening to Physician the most enjoyable?

Listening to the opinion of an Individual who wishes to assert that a human is still superior to
a AI program in diagnosing and treating a patient.

What other book might you compare Physician to and why?

N/A

Which scene was your favorite?

It is not type of book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was interesting.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tom Anderson on 04-03-18

Not What I Was Expecting So It Wasn’t Disappointin

My pre-conceived notion of this book was that it would be some dry recitation of medical history down through the ages. There was that history review in the first part of the book but it wasn’t dry and it takes the reader down a path of not only history but the human involvement in the evolution of medicine. The second half reviews specific topics like nursing and insurance but, again, in an engaging manner.

Both Rajeev Kurapati and Braden Wright are to be commended for their writing and narrating of this book; both did stellar jobs.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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