Dr.Ackerman provides helpful insights and answers to the important medical issues that affect you. "Relax! Itís Only Your Doctorís Waiting Room, Not the ER: Or How to Get Along With and Understand Your Doctor" is an insightful and humerous look at modern day medicine.
When the HMOs, plus other sundry forms of interfering insurers and government agencies - assisted by new regulations destined to create mounting paperwork, escalating expenses, and legal entanglements - finally convinced him to abandon practice, Dr. Ackerman turned back the clock and reentered the now rapidly expanding field of "continuing medical education" known as CME.
From his early days in college - when he helped his friends formulate their term papers - and in medical school - when he wrote a book designed to clarify the indecipherable mumblings of their French-speaking biochemistry professor for his perplexed fellow American students at the University of Geneva - the author soon became aware of his ability to translate complex subjects into a more friendly format. He went on from there to become a board-certified specialist in two fields, then the head of section at multiple hospitals and a medical school.
He is also recognized as a prolific lecturer, researcher and inventor, and an author of numerous medical articles for journals, magazines, and the Internet. As far back as the 1970s he originated a new modality for preparing physicians to take their board exams, and then keep up to date on the literature. These took the form of an audio book followed by monthly cassette tapes sponsored by local and national medical societies
Then in the late 1990s he became an originator and participant in the creation of monthly tapes accredited for CME category 1 - which is required by physicians for maintaining their licenses - and sponsored by several of the most highly revered medical institutions.
Presently, a new Internet venture, promoted by his multidimensional company Associated Medical Resources, is in an early stage of development. It is designed to provide patients, or their physicians with current information about unresolved medical problems via intensive reviews of the medical literature. These endeavors, over the years, have not gone unnoticed, since the doctor has often been the recipient of numerous honors recognizing his achievements, such as inclusion in Whoís Who in the East, The Dictionary of International Biography, and Two Thousand Men of Achievement.
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