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to WHAT DOCTORS CANNOT TELL YOU

"In What Doctors Cannot Tell You, Dr. Jones dissects the very heart of the doctor-patient relationship. This collection of stories engages, empowers and compels readers to improve their own conversations with medicine."
-- Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Salt Lake City, Utah

"The stories are vivid and dramatic, but always human-scaled. The outcomes are not all happy. The doctor is, however, invariably honest, forthcoming, and --- on the topic of his colleagues --- occasionally withering. If you or a loved one are contemplating surgery, this is required reading."
--Jesse Kornbluth, HeadButler.com
Read the Full Review from August 8th

"What Doctors Cannot Tell You is absorbing, illuminating, . . . a fascinating and eye-opening look into the world of physicians. . . . Provocative, informative and based on fact as well as conclusions made from intensive studies, this book explains the frustrations, the surprises and the errors that come with the practice of medicine. . . . There's concern and clarity along with a healthy dose of reality. . . . It's long overdue and something to read in the waiting room."
--Sharon Haddock, Deseret News
Read the Full Review from July 8th

"We are surprised because we expect that our doctors’ training and experience has led them to know what they are doing. We are taught that science is about facts and that researchers are uncovering more of those facts every day. A patient asks a question and waits for “the” answer. She has a biopsy and imagines a doctor hard at work, looking through a microscope and studying to find an obvious sign that provides a diagnosis. What the author shows us in this book is that many aspects of medicine, from diagnosis to treatment plans to expected outcomes, are not as clear as many of us think they are.."
--Mary Sorens, ESUN
Read the Full Review from February 18th

"Patients can invite doctors to step down from the pedestal and have an honest conversation."
--St. Louis, Channel 11 News KPLR
Watch the Interview from October 22nd

"It’s already stressful enough when someone you know or you get diagnosed with something. A slew of questions come to mind, but sometimes your doctor doesn’t have all the answers. It can be frustrating, but . . . Kevin B. Jones explains."
--St. Louis, Fox 2 News KTVI
Watch the Interview from October 22nd

"Medical treatment is difficult at best. It is almost impossible when the one you care about is ill or dying. Everyone wants a doctor who no longer 'practices' medicine. We all want a doctor who has become an expert in the medical field. When an expert is honest, everyone wins, even if the prognosis is disheartening. This book is a refreshing look into the uncertainty of medicine."
--Susan Easton Black, Author and Scholar
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

"Reading the book has made me rethink the medical field and my part in it, as a potential patient, and as a responsible human being. It reads with the fluidity of a good novel - and it makes the reader feel smart and empowered."
--Catherine Edwards, Middle-school Teacher
New York, New York

"Just after reading, I found myself in an ER, having brought my aging father to be checked. I heard the doctors in a way I never had before."
--Nancy Ewin, Estate Planning Attorney
La Mesa, California

"Filled with real-life case studies, the book reveals how hard it is. . . to achieve the certainty in diagnosis and prescribed treatment course that both patients and doctors want. . . . He even provides recommended questions for patients to help them become more educated communicators at times when anxiety can leave them speechless. It may be the most valuable resource a patient could want for becoming an educated “consumer” of health care."
--Scott Renshaw, City Weekly
Read the Full Review from July 6th

"Why is it that, after visiting with physicians, patients often feel more confused and less informed than they were before? Why can't doctors just give it to us straight? Dr. Kevin Jones [discusses] the reasons behind common breakdowns in doctor/patient communications, and what everyone in the equation --- physicians and patients, alike --- can do to find clarity and satisfaction in communication."
--Marcus Smith, ThinkingAloud, BYU Radio
Listen to the Interview from July 11th

"As I read, I found myself asking, 'Do I actually say these things to my patients?' Unfortunately, I occasionally had to answer, 'yes.' I consider myself an honest man, but the book taught me some areas where I can improve my communication with patients."
--Bruce Jones, Orthopaedic Surgeon
St. Louis, Missouri