Suffer the Children addresses the following themes:
* the shortcomings of how primary medical care is delivered
* how the expectations of parents affects the decision making of pediatricians
* the over-prescribing of antibiotics
* the lost art of obtaining a medical history and performing a physical diagnosis
* how laboratory studies are routinely misinterpreted and can subject your child to unnecessary treatments
* cognitive errors that lead physicians to mistaken diagnoses
* financial conflicts of interest in medical care
* suggestions for improving the quality of medical care. We can and must do better!
Here's what readers have said of my book:
“a gem of a book...Its lessons are important and are not limited to
pediatrics: every health care provider and every patient could benefit
from reading this book.”
Harriet Hall M.D.
“Dr. Palmieri has an admirably clear style and an enviable ability to
explain scientific and medical concepts so that anyone can understand
them… This is an excellent book that every parent and pediatrician
should read and take to heart.”
“Science, medicine, and psychology for the discerning mommy”
"Suffer the Children is a comprehensive and accurate assessment of what
needs to change in the practice of pediatrics. It should be read by the
directors of every pediatric training program".
William Wilkoff, M.D.
Pediatrician and author, "Coping with a Picky Eater: A Guide for the Perplexed Parent"
"It's rare to see such an insider's view of his own profession,
especially one that so eloquently and caustically exposes widespread
systemic flaws. This isn't a book for the faint-of-heart, or for those
who wish to blithely continue to obey the experts in whom they've
trusted their children's care. It is a tome designed from the first page
to open eyes and change thinking."
Roy Benaroch, M.D.
Pediatrician and author, "A Guide to Getting the Best Care for Your Child"
"Dr. Palmieri's book should be read by all medical students, residents
and practitioners, regardless of their specialty. In today's age of
evidence-based medicine (or better yet, science-based medicine), we
cannot afford to constantly rely on folklore, logical fallacies and
doctors who ignore science."
John J. Byrne, M.D.
"Dr. Palmieri is correct, but what he describes equally applies to all medical professions."
Paul Prescott, M.D., F.A.A.P.