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Global Health Reach Foundation, LLC. Westerville, Ohio, USA.
Empowering people to improve their health through education in the United States and other developing countries around the world.

Our Community Healthcare Education Series: (1) Informed Patients Making Informed Healthcare Decisions: Improving proper communications between patients and their doctors.
A Presentation to the Community of People by Dr. Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.
Author of the Book: The Incredible Human Machine: Your Body and Its Health (Volume 1 & Volume 2)—now available from Amazon.com and other online booksellers including book stores in the United States.


 

How Informed Patients and families can make Informed healthcare decisions?
I. What do we mean by the term Informed Patients?
People who have developed certain level of understanding about their personal health situation (diseases /disorders) and associated symptoms, and are able to share with their doctors about their health problems reasonably well.
In addition, they are able to: (1) follow their doctor’s instructions, (2) ask reasonable questions of their doctors related to the disease diagnosis, recommended treatments and prevention measures , and (3) further improve their understanding about the needed care for them.

II. What is Informed healthcare-decision making?
After developing more disease specific understanding on the diagnosis and treatment options including associated relative risk/benefit aspects, they are empowered to make educated-care decisions in partnership (based on trust, understanding and mutual respect) with their doctors.

III. What you need to know about healthcare-providers, in general?
1. Health care field in general, draws men and women who are not only intelligent, hardworking, ambitious and capable, but also who have genuine desire to help others with health problems.
2. Medical practitioners have gained extensive medical sciences knowledge and obtained necessary clinical training pertaining to their chosen specialty.
3. A doctor has the ultimate responsibility for delivering appropriate health care to his/her patients, while acting as the captain of the healthcare delivery team.**
4. Remember: Doctors also are under constant stress from time constraints imposed from their practices’ business as well as peer review perspectives, on top of medical malpractice liability concerns.
** Healthcare delivery team includes: doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and others who provide clinical, technical and related support functions in healthcare facilities.

IV. About establishing a good “patient-to-doctor” relationship with your doctor(s) through proper communication.
1. Make it a priority to work with a primary care physician who fosters open communication–in both directions.
2. A doctor’s ability to explain, listen and empathize has profound impact on a patient’s care and treatment outcome.
3. Your doctor will ask questions and also should listen carefully to your answers.
4. Likewise, the more specific information you can provide about your health and lifestyle, the more accurately your doctor can assess your health situation and plan preventive care or identify a problem.
5. Your honesty and diligence are important, since misinformation can lead to misdiagnosis and /or wrong treatment.

The following Patient case history illustrates how misinformation from a patient had resulted in misdiagnosis by several doctors.
V. A case history of Ms. Betsy Miller, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
• Betsy, a 39-year-old patient came to see DR. Martin for a second—or rather, a sixth opinion– after experiencing “rapid heartbeat and feeling stressed.” After going through multiple testing recommended by five other doctors previously, and had been referred for Psychological counselling for an anxiety disorder.
• But, the careful evaluation of the patient history and thorough questioning by Dr. Martin, a caring physician revealed that Betsy was taking an over-the-counter weight loss product that contained a chemical ephedrine. When she stopped taking that product, her symptoms also stopped.
• When asked why she had not mentioned that information before, she said “she had never been asked by her previous doctors.” Until then, her providers would sooner order tests than take time to talk with her about the problem.
• Betsy was fortunate; poor communication often can have much worse health consequences to the patient.

VI. Listen to your body and tell your doctor about your symptoms
1. You intuitively know what is normal for you–and what is not. Even a general sense of “ not feeling right” can be a tip-off to a serious condition, especially if you are over 50 years of age and/or if you are a post-menopausal woman.
2. When you experience unexplained symptoms, write them down, as well as anything else you feel may be relevant and note when the symptoms started and whether you have experienced them before.
3. Take this information with you when you go to see your doctor.

VII. Be prepared to share with your doctor(s) the following information
1. Your family and personal medical histories, current lifestyle habits, including typical eating habits, level of physical activity, smoking and drinking frequency, and sleeping patterns
2. Recent changes in your usual routine living conditions (family & work environment, relationship issues etc.)
3. Other factors that may be affecting your health, such as stress or emotional problems.
4. Medicines taken—both prescription and over-the-counter products including dietary supplements, vitamins, as applicable—and their dosage, frequency etc.
5. Any recent visits to other providers, including results of any tests ordered by those doctors and their recommendations.

VIII. What you should know from your doctor(s)?
1) When your doctor recommends certain tests, (especially certain major imaging tests or invasive diagnostic procedures) —ask what those test results mean to your condition and whether there are alternatives.
2) If you are given a diagnosis, ask how the condition will affect you, and what treatment options are appropriate
3) If you are given prescription(s) for medication(s), ask when to take each medicine, with or without food, what to do if you miss a dose, when to expect results, what side effects to expect, and which foods or other drugs to avoid.
4) After you begin a new medication, ask when to return for a progress check to be sure the medication is working as it should. If not ask why.
5) When you are given a medication by a specialist or any other health care provider, let your primary care doctor know of it. Always keep a list of all medications (both prescription and non-prescription types), their dosages and frequencies. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist about any contraindications.
6). If you are facing a decision about invasive diagnostic procedure or treatment, ask what the desired goal is, what the options are, and what is involved in each alternative. Ask about unintended side effects (potential risks and relative benefits of each option).
7). Whether the treatment requires hospitalization, and if so, which hospital/medical care facility your doctor recommends and why.
How long you will need treatment, and whether you need to plan for recovery time.
8). When you do schedule a test or procedure, ask how you will be given the results and who to contact if you have questions.
9) When you do schedule an invasive procedure, ask for emergency contact information in case of severe problems after leaving the medical facility to home.
10). Discuss your lifestyle habits and ask about recommended changes in diet, and physical activity or other things to avoid in behavioral aspects going forward and for how long.

IX. After asking reasonable questions with your doctor (s), be proactive.
• After you share information about your health, it is your turn to ask questions and expect clear answers that satisfy you. However, if you feel that your symptoms or concerns are being dismissed or you need reassurance about a diagnosis, keep asking questions until you get your concerns cleared.
• If you feel that your concerns are not being addressed, consider seeing another doctor for a different perspective—a second opinion (only under non-emergency situation). Don’t be afraid that your first doctor will be insulted. More physicians welcome the opportunity to confer with their peers for another opinion.
• Having comfortable working relationship with your doctor (s) will increase your ability to recognize your developing disease symptoms in time or prevent it. That enrichment of knowledge enables you to make educated treatment choices as needed, and enjoy reassurance of being cared for by a medical professional you trust.

X. Commit to your health care partnership with your care-providers.
1. You need to become an active partner with your healthcare delivery team and play an important part in your care process.
2. Patient treatment outcomes research findings have shown that when patients actively participated in their health care decision-making, they are more likely to follow through with the lifestyle changes, diagnostic testing, and drug and treatment therapies their doctor(s) recommend. As a result, those patients experienced improved treatment outcomes for several major diseases, including heart attacks, pneumonia, and heart failure, and also resulted in increased patient satisfaction .
3. Having a comfortable working relationship with your doctors will increase your ability to identify your developing disease symptoms in time or prevent it, make educated treatment choices as needed, and enjoy reassurance of being cared for by a medical professional you trust.

This offers satisfying professional careers to your care-providers as well—A win-win situation for both patients and their doctors.

XI. Now, I am providing for your guidance the following simple: Symptoms Checklist—Quiz+++

What are the typical symptoms of a person suffering a heart condition—warning signs?
Chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, changes in heart rhythm, fainting or dizziness in both men and women.

1. Chest discomfort: Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that may last more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. The discomfort can be felt like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.
2. Discomfort in other areas of upper body: Symptoms can include pain or discomfort spreading to one or both arms, the back, the neck, the jaw, or the stomach.
3. Shortness of breath: this may occur with or without chest discomfort.
4. Other signs: These may include sweat, nausea, or light-headedness.

Heart Attack Symptoms—Are there differences between men and women?
1. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptoms include chest pain and discomfort,
2. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience other symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain,
3. In addition, research has shown that indigestion and increasing fatigue may be experienced by some women having a heart attack.
4. Caution: Their heart attack symptoms can be easily mistaken for gastro-esophageal reflex disorder (stomach acid reflex or heartburn problem.)

Likewise, it is important that you develop an understanding about the Warning Signs of a Stroke.
+++ Caution: This information drawn from American Heart Association sources on Heart Attack symptoms, is for educational purpose only and is not intended for medical advice to people and readers should not use this as a substitute for their consultations with their trusted doctors.

We have provided more details in our Book in chapter 2 : Understanding the Importance of Doctor-to-Patient Relationship. Topics covered are: How proper communications can help foster a Good Doctor-Patient Relationship; Patient Rights and their Responsibilities as Informed Participants; Informed Consent process to Medical care and Treatment; and Understanding Medical Professionalism and the need for Humanities in Medical education in the United States and the developing world. Additional details on Patient Safety Issues in Healthcare Settings including “Patient Tips” to prevent those mishaps from happening to them are provided in Chapter 3, in the book.

Finally, on behalf of the Global Health Reach Foundation, I wish you success in your fruitful learning of the helpful information presented (in patient-friendly language) in our books to better manage your personal and family healthcare and I thank you for your support to the Global Health Reach Foundation toward  improving other people’s health through education and empowerment so as to have a healthier-world community around us.
Thank you again for your kind attention.
Dr.Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.
President and Founder, Global Health Reach Foundation, LLC.
P. O. Box: 2651, Westerville, OH-43086, USA.

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Welcome to the Global Health Reach Foundation.

We are happy to share with you our Foundation’s Mission, major goal and our action steps toward realizing that major goal, including our publication of two health care books during the year 2014.

I thank you for your encouragement and ongoing support during the year 2015 and beyond toward realizing a healthier world community around us.

Dr. Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.

President/Founder, Global Health Reach Foundation LLC

Westerville, Ohio, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL HEALTH REACH FOUNDATION, LLC.

P. O. BOX 2651, Westerville, Ohio 43086, USA.

Mission: Empowering people to improve their health through education in the United States and other developing countries around the world.

We are pleased to share with you the following information on our recently published Book Titles:

The Incredible Human Machine—Your Body and Its Health (Volume 1 & Volume 2)

Short Description:

From chronic diseases to infectious conditions, a growing number of health issues face countries all over the world. With the advent of globalization, more and more young people than ever are having their lives taken by diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease—but there is still hope for improving this ever-changing health situation. 2 | P a g e

The answer lies in empowerment and education, and understanding the incredible machine that is the human body. With this revolutionary health care guide, people can begin to educate themselves and take charge of their own health, regardless of their current knowledge of technical terms or medical jargon.

Written by experienced health care professionals, with the average patient in mind, this book covers most major areas of general medicine—from the vital organs and their functional impairments to infectious diseases to environmental and occupational health risks. It includes up-to-date information about disease specific signs and symptoms, the latest approaches used by medical professionals for clinical diagnoses, treatments, and ways to work on health and wellness at home. The book provides guidance to patients and families on what questions to ask of their doctors and then make informed medical care decisions for safe and effective results.

In addition to providing valuable information for patients and consumers, the book serves as a clinical manual for professionals, particularly young doctors, nurses, allied-health professionals, and students just starting out in the world of health care. It is full of practical information regarding the physician-patient relationship, and effective communication strategies for health care professionals. It serves as a handy reference to basic physiology, common diseases/disorders, and infectious conditions that affect men, women and children of all ages. It provides concise information on hundreds of the latest clinical diagnostic tests/procedures and medical/surgical treatments recommended by experienced doctors for their patients.

The human body is an incredible machine, full of complex parts and systems that work precisely to keep everything running smoothly. But it is like a machine that requires regular care and maintenance, especially to combat the growing issues of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other killers that are taking millions of young lives in developing countries and all around the world.

The Incredible Human Machine is an owner’s manual for the body, including just about everything you need to know about health and wellness. From basic anatomy and physiology to disease prevention and environmental health risks, this is the first reference guide of its kind to cover such a wide range of information, all while appealing to health care professionals and the laypeople alike.

Health care professionals with broad knowledge and experience and clear understanding from within their fields in Asia and the United States have composed The Incredible Human Machine while maintaining patient-friendly and accessible language and tone. So whether you’re looking up the signs and symptoms of a certain disorder, or finding out about the latest medical test/treatment research evidence, you’ll not find yourself frustrated by medical jargon or complicated technical terms.

Patients, health care consumers, clinical professionals, and students in health professional colleges will all find valuable information in this convenient text—either as an at-home guide to health and wellness, or as an easy-to-use clinical reference. So empower yourself and start taking your health into your own hands with this well-researched and up-to-date health care guide.

For more information, please visit our blog: https://globalhealthreachfoundation.org/

Additionally, I am happy to share with you that our books have received very favorable reviews from nationally well-respected Kirkus Reviews, Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC, Austin, TX, USA.

1. The Incredible Human Machine, Volume 1 Your Body and Its Health

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Veluchamy, Samy. CreateSpace (320 pp.) $ 19.99 Paperback. ISBN: 978-1493712458; July 15, 2014.

Book Review: “The first in a two-volume health care guide for both laypersons and health care workers.

Veluchamy brings over 30 years’ experience in medical research and patient-care services to this easy-to-read work, which is both an at-home guide to health and wellness and as a clinical reference manual. The first volume discusses a host of topics, including the doctor-patient relationship, patient safety, diagnostic tests and preventive wellness care. It’s particularly designed to provide health care information to readers in developing countries in the Asia-pacific region, where chronic diseases have eclipsed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death. Still, the manual is general enough for a worldwide audience.

Part 1 of this book looks at risk factors for chronic ailments, informed consent and patient rights, common medical errors and when to get a second opinion… In part 2, Veluchamy covers preventive care and wellness initiatives, with special sections on the health needs of children and the elderly. The subchapter “Healthy Aging” is particularly helpful, as it addresses the changes one may expect during the natural aging process. Part 3 specifically tackles chronic diseases, including heart and vascular issues, cerebrovascular disorders, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney ailments. Drawings, photos and tables in each chapter will help readers understand the material, and the text is amply footnoted with explanations and cross-references to other chapters. Overall, the book will be easily accessible for nonexperts, as it is generally free of medical jargon…..

A handy reference that addresses the detection and treatment of common diseases and disorders.”—— Kirkus Riews.

2. The Incredible Human machine, Volume 2 Your Body and Its Health

Veluchamy, Samy. CreateSpace (276 pp.) $ 19.99 paperback. ISBN: 978-1494749149; July 15, 2014.

Book Review: “Veluchamy’s second book in a two-volume family health care guide.

In this series’ second volume, Veluchamy focusses primarily on conditions not covered in the first book and …. Capably written and informative yet eclipsed by stronger offerings in the realm of personal health care.”—Kirkus Reviews.

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Currently both volumes are available from Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, and other online-book sellers including book stores in your region in the United States.

Author: Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.

Global Health Reach Foundation, LLC. USA.

Dr. Samy Veluchamy has a diverse educational background, including post-graduate education in engineering and biology, medical physiology, biomedical engineering, and health care management. He began his health career in 1972, as a biomedical engineer and clinical researcher in the Division of Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia in the United States.

For the next thirty years, Dr. Veluchamy worked in several senior management positions in the United States’ health care systems, including the roles of: corporate vice president and director at the Ohio Heart and Vascular Institute, the Advanced Treatments and Bionics Institute, and the Center for Clinical Technology and Patient Treatment Outcomes Research at Mount Carmel Health; and president of the Hospital Technology Consulting Group in Ohio. He has written 4 | P a g e

extensively in health care journals on clinical technology assessment, clinical quality & safety, and patient treatment outcomes management.

In 2006, he founded the Global Health Reach Group, USA, providing management consulting services to hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2013, Dr. Veluchamy founded the Global Health Reach Foundation LLC, United States to help produce health educational guide materials (in patient-friendly language) including books that cover major chronic diseases, infectious conditions, and environmental & occupational health risks for the people in the developing countries and all around the world.*

* A portion of the author’s royalty from this book is being donated to the Global Health Reach Foundation, United States, in support of its Mission. That is to help improve people’s health through education and empowerment.

We wish you success in your fruitful learning of the information presented in the book to better manage your health and health-care and we thank you for your support to improve other people’s health for a healthier world-community around us.

Thank you again for your kind attention.

Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE. E-mail: ghrfllc@gmail.com

President/Founder, Global Health Reach Foundation LLC, USA.

                                    A Librarian’s Reading of the Book for the Readers

Title:  The Incredible Human Machine: YOUR BODY AND ITS  HEALTH
                                             (Volume 1 & Volume 2)

The Incredible Human Machine is an owner’s manual for the human body and its health. Written by experienced health-care professionals, with the average patient in mind, the book provides health and health-care information covering most major areas of general medicine. In patient-friendly and accessible language, the Incredible Human Machine is written for health-care consumers as an at-home guide to health and wellness. The authors have strived to craft the book also as an easy-to-use clinical manual for young doctors, nurses and allied-health professionals including students in the health professional colleges.

The book is an easy read and packed with essential details for patients/families on what questions to ask of their doctors and how to become informed patients. It provides guidance for empowering health-care consumers to make informed medical care decisions in partnership with their doctors, based on trust, understanding, and mutual respect toward realizing optimal treatment outcomes.
In addition the book extensively covers patient safety issues in health-care settings, including common medical errors and associated mishaps in hospitals and clinics, and provides “Safety Tips” for patients and families for preventing such mishaps from happening to them. It also provides helpful information on patients’ rights, expectations, and responsibilities to become informed participants in their own care with their health-care providers.

In addition to providing valuable health care information to patients and consumers, it is full of practical information regarding effective communication strategies for health-care professionals such as fostering a good doctor-patient relationship that combines the doctor’s technical skills and clinical judgements, with close attention to the patient’s individual values and needs. This will help develop team work, confidence, respect, and trust in each other—the essentials for good treatment results for patients and satisfying professional careers for their care-providers.

The book covers all major chronic diseases to infectious conditions to environmental and occupational health risks, including preventive care and wellness initiatives for men, women and children of all ages. The book chapters provide concise information on hundreds of the latest clinical diagnostic tests and procedures and medical/surgical treatments as recommended by experienced doctors for their patients. Also, it includes current medical research evidence on selected treatments and illustrative patient stories drawn from both the United States and several other countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. This is the first reference guide of its kind to cover such wide range of helpful information, all while appealing to health care professionals and the laypeople alike.

With this revolutionary health care guide, people can educate themselves and feel empowered to take charge of their health, regardless of their current knowledge of diseases or their health statuses. So whether you are looking up the signs and symptoms of an acute disorder or certain major chronic disease, or finding out about the latest medical research evidence, you will not find yourself frustrated with conflicting information, complicated technical language or medical jargon.

You will be glad that you did have a copy of this book as a quick reference guide to your health and wellness.

GLOBAL HEALTH REACH FOUNDATION, LLC.
P. O. BOX 2651, Westerville, Ohio 43086, USA.
Our Mission: Empowering people to improve their health and wellness through education in the developing countries and all around the world.

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen:
We are pleased to share with you our recently published Book Titles:
Book Title: The Incredible Human Machine—Your Body and Its Health (Volume 1 & Volume 2)

Short Description:
From chronic diseases to infectious conditions, a growing number of health issues face countries all over the world. With the advent of globalization, more and more young people than ever are having their lives taken by diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease—but there is still hope for improving this ever-changing health situation.
The answer lies in empowerment and education, and understanding the incredible machine that is the human body. With this revolutionary health care guide, people can begin to educate themselves and take charge of their own health, regardless of their current knowledge of technical terms or medical jargon.
Written by experienced health care professionals, with the average patient in mind, this book covers most major areas of general medicine—from the vital organs and their functional impairments to infectious diseases to environmental and occupational health risks. It includes up-to-date information about disease specific signs and symptoms, the latest approaches used by medical professionals for clinical diagnoses, treatments, and ways to work on health and wellness at home. The book provides guidance to patients and families on what questions to ask of their doctors and then make informed medical care decisions for safe and effective results.
In addition to providing valuable information for patients and consumers, the book serves as a clinical manual for professionals, particularly young doctors, nurses, allied-health professionals, and students just starting out in the world of health care. It is full of practical information regarding the physician-patient relationship, and effective communication strategies for health care professionals. It serves as a handy reference to basic physiology, common diseases/disorders, and infectious conditions that affect men, women and children of all ages. It provides concise information on hundreds of the latest clinical diagnostic tests/procedures and medical/surgical treatments recommended by experienced doctors for their patients.

The human body is an incredible machine, full of complex parts and systems that work precisely to keep everything running smoothly. But it is like a machine that requires regular care and maintenance, especially to combat the growing issues of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other killers that are taking millions of young lives in developing countries and all around the world.

The Incredible Human Machine is an owner’s manual for the body, including just about everything you need to know about health and wellness. From basic anatomy and physiology to disease prevention and environmental health risks, this is the first reference guide of its kind to cover such a wide range of information, all while appealing to health care professionals and the laypeople alike.

Health care professionals with broad knowledge and experience and clear understanding from within their fields in Asia and the United States have composed The Incredible Human Machine while maintaining patient-friendly and accessible language and tone. So whether you’re looking up the signs and symptoms of a certain disorder, or finding out about the latest medical test/treatment research evidence, you’ll not find yourself frustrated by medical jargon or complicated technical terms.

Patients, health care consumers, clinical professionals, and students in health professional colleges will all find valuable information in this convenient text—either as an at-home guide to health and wellness, or as an easy-to-use clinical reference. So empower yourself and start taking your health into your own hands with this well-researched and up-to-date health care guide.
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                                            Product Details
Volume 1                                                                         Volume 2
Paperback: 320 pages                                               Paperback: 276 pages
ISBN-10: 1493712454                                               ISBN-10: 1494749149
ISBN-13: 978-1493712458                                        ISBN-13: 978-1494749149
                                            LCCN: 2013920880
Product Dimensions: 11x 8.5×0.7 inches         Product Dimensions: 11×8.5×0.6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 15, 2014)
Category: MEDICAL–GENERAL
HEALTH & WELLNESS, DISEASES—TESTS AND TREATMENTS.

Available from Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, and other online book sellers in the U.S, and Europe. Listed for distribution to Libraries in the U.S, through Ingram and Baker & Taylor Companies.
We are currently working to find suitable publishing companies in India/Singapore for publishing Asian editions such that the books can be made accessible at lower costs for more people in the Asia-Pacific region.
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                                           About the Authors

                    Author: Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.
                   Global Health Reach Foundation, LLC. United States.

Dr. Samy Veluchamy has a diverse educational background, including post-graduate education in engineering and biology, medical physiology, biomedical engineering, and health care management. He began his career as a biomedical engineer and clinical researcher in the Division of Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, in 1972.

For the next thirty years, Dr.Veluchamy worked in several senior management positions in the United States’ health care systems, including the roles of: corporate vice president and director at the Ohio Heart and Vascular Institute, the Advanced Treatments and Bionics Institute, and the Center for Clinical Technology and Patient Treatment Outcomes Research at Mount Carmel Health; and president of the Hospital Technology Consulting Group in Ohio. He has written extensively in health care journals on clinical technology assessment, clinical quality and patient safety management aspects.

In 2006, he founded the Global Health Reach Group, USA, providing management consulting services to hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2013, Dr. Veluchamy founded the Global Health Reach Foundation LLC, United States to help produce health educational materials (in patient-friendly language) including books and other communication channels for the people in the developing world. *

                                        Contributing Authors

N. Ponnusamy, MD, a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, has practiced for over thirty years as general and gastrointestinal surgeon in Ohio, California, and Oregon.

Dharman Annadurai, MD, a pulmonary medicine specialist, has practiced for over thirty-one years in VA hospitals in Kansas, New York, and Ohio. He has conducted many educational seminars for physicians in the United States on effective physician-to-patient communication strategies.

* A portion of the author’s royalty from this book is being donated to the Global Health Reach Foundation LLC., United States, in support of its Mission. That is to help improve “People’s Health through Education and Empowerment” in developing countries and all around the world.

The book (volume 1 and volume 2) has been specially written in simple language, with the average-patient in mind, by experienced health care professionals: for patients/families and health care consumers as an at-home guide to health and wellness; and as an easy-to-use clinical reference manual for clinicians (young doctors, nurses, and allied-health professionals) including students in the health professional colleges.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.
President, Global Health Reach Foundation LLC.   E-mail: ghrfllc@gmail.com

 

 

Dr. Samy Veluchamy, President/Founder Global Health Reach Foundation LLC., has recently published the  Book: THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN MACHINE: Your Body and its Health ( Volume 1 and Volume 2).  Both Volumes Cover all major chronic diseases, infectious conditions, environmental hazards and occupational health risks, including medical experts recommended preventive care and wellness initiatives for men, women, and children of all ages.

The human body is an incredible machine, full of complex parts and systems that work precisely to keep everything running smoothly. But it is like a machine that requires regular care and maintenance, especially to combat the growing issues of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other killers that are taking millions of young lives in developing countries and all around the world.

 The Incredible Human Machine is an owner’s manual for the body, including just about everything you need to know about health and wellness. From basic anatomy and physiology to disease prevention and environmental health risks, this is the first reference guide of its kind to cover such a wide range of information, all while appealing to health care professionals and the laypeople alike.

Health care professionals with broad knowledge and experience and clear understanding from within their fields in Asia and the United States have composed The Incredible Human Machine while maintaining patient-friendly and accessible language and tone. So whether you’re looking up the signs and symptoms of a certain disorder, or finding out about the latest medical test/treatment research evidence, you’ll not find yourself frustrated by medical jargon or complicated technical terms.

 Patients, health care consumers, clinical professionals, and students in health professional colleges will all find valuable information in this convenient text—either as an at-home guide to health and wellness, or as an easy-to-use clinical reference. So empower yourself and start taking your health into your own hands with this well-researched and up-to-date health care guide.

Both volumes are currently available through Amazon.com in the United States and Europe. People can also request their local librarians to obtain the books to their libraries.

GLOBAL HEALTH REACH FOUNDATION, LLC.
P. O. BOX 2651, Westerville, Ohio 43086, USA.

 

Foundation’s Mission: To Help Improve People’s Health through Education and Empowerment.

 Our Goals  for Years  2013 to 2016:

  1.  Produce health educational guide materials including books and other communication media covering major chronic diseases, and infectious conditions including environmental and occupational health risks for the people in developing countries and all around the world.
  2. Promote and support community health educational forums through media, civic-minded organizations (i.e. Rotary, Lions clubs and local medical professional organizations etc.), schools, and social media/communication channels.
  3. Produce health promotional materials/guides in country-specific editions in partnership with the local publishers, particularly in the developing world.

Our Guiding Principles are

  1. The books and other audio/video guide materials should be produced in both the content and tone such that the average non-clinical readers can understand and feel empowered to take charge of their own / family’s health, regardless of their current knowledge of technical terms or their health statuses.
  2. Emphasis should be placed to proven disease prevention and wellness initiatives for men, women, and children of all ages.
  3. Healthcare information covered in the books/other channels should foster good Doctor-to-Patient professional relationship building through effective communication strategies for health-care providers. Such strategies should be based on the premise that good patient care begins with humanistic approaches to improved communications between health-care providers and their patients and (b) that helps generate team- work and feel confidence in, respect for, and trust in each other.
  4. Information presented should help empower patients/ or other healthcare consumers to become prudent healthcare consumers and thereby make informed-health-care decisions with their doctors.
  5. The books can also serve as quick reference clinical manuals to young clinicians, nursing/allied-health professionals and students in the world of healthcare.

The overarching goal is to promote population health and wellness, and improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in developing countries and all around the world; thereby improve patient as well as professional satisfaction as a whole.

Our Progress To-Date:

We have just published our Health Educational Guide Books  (Two Volumes in English) on the 15 th of July 2014.

Book Title: The Incredible Human Machine–Your Body and Its Health.

Short Description:

From chronic diseases to infectious conditions, a growing number of health issues face countries all over the world. With the advent of globalization, more and more young people than ever are having their lives taken by diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease—but there is still hope for improving this ever-changing health situation.

The answer lies in empowerment and education, and understanding the incredible machine that is the human body. With this revolutionary health care guide, people can begin to educate themselves and take charge of their own health, regardless of their current knowledge of technical terms or medical jargon.

Written by experienced health care professionals, with the average patient in mind, this book covers most major areas of general medicine—from the vital organs and their functional impairments to infectious diseases to environmental and occupational health risks. It includes up-to-date information about disease specific signs and symptoms, the latest approaches used by medical professionals for clinical diagnoses, treatments, and ways to work on health and wellness at home. The book provides guidance to patients and families on what questions to ask of their doctors and then make informed medical care decisions for safe and effective results.

In addition to providing valuable information for patients and consumers, the book serves as a clinical manual for professionals, particularly young doctors, nurses, allied-health professionals, and students just starting out in the world of health care. It is full of practical information regarding the physician-patient relationship, and effective communication strategies for health care professionals. It serves as a handy reference to basic physiology, common diseases/disorders, and infectious conditions that affect men, women and children of all ages. It provides concise information on hundreds of the latest clinical diagnostic tests/procedures and medical/surgical treatments recommended by experienced doctors for their patients.

Thank you for your attention,

Dr. Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.

President/Founder, Global Health Reach Foundation, LLC, United States.