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Monday, December 21, 2015

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Michael Weisberg, M.D.

Print Length: 346 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1483419975
Publisher: Rebreca Publishing; First Edition edition (July 11, 2014)
Publication Date: July 11, 2014
Price: $17.99


What happens when you are admitted to the hospital as a patient, and the physician assigned to be your doctor has never seen you before and knows absolutely nothing about you? 

Welcome to Medicine in the 21st century, where the results of having a Hospitalist instead of your own doctor can be disastrous. 

Specialist Dr. Aaron Bernstein enters the world of the Hospitalist firsthand when he confronts a schizophrenic patient who -- literally -- is a ticking time-bomb.

Dr. Michael F. Weisberg

Dr. Michael Weisberg has been a practicing gastroenterologist for over 23 years in Plano, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

He has been recognized as a ‘Super-Doctor’ by Texas Monthly and named to D Magazine’s list of best doctors eight times. Dr. Weisberg also serves as a board member of Digestive Health Associates of Texas.  

Dr. Weisberg graduated in 1981 from Vanderbilt University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1985 and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Weisberg has written stories throughout his medical career. In 2011 he won first prize in a short-story competition sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

The Hospitalist is Dr. Weisberg’s first novel. He is currently working on his second novel.

He lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Society

North Texas Chapter - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America 


This is definitely a book that will open your eyes to the health care system. It is a riveting account of doctors who treat patients during their hospital stay. As you read the book, you find that not all doctors want to treat their patients when they have to be hospitalized. The definition of Hospitalist is, "a doctor who takes care of patients whose doctors don't want to take care of them when they get sick and have to be hospitalized." What a concept. You see your doctor for routine checkups, then one day you are sent to the hospital . What is waiting for you there, is a fill in doctor. It reminds me of someone being called in off the bench from a sporting event. That person is now substituting for the star "doctor."

The book was very explosive and detailed to perfection. I could not put it down. The author does a great job in describing the workings in the hospital and the many  people who work there. The different cases the doctors work on  are fascinating and keep the reader interested as we get to explore the inside workings of a hospital. It is a roller coaster ride of patients with different ailments and doctors who are overworked at times. Some of the doctors  were  unconcerned for their patient's well being. It seems they were more focused on the money that they could make. I liked how the story showed the dynamics of a hospital much like one we have each visited at one time. The book moves at a rapid pace and gives readers various patients which are realistic. I found myself being transformed to an episode of ER as the author gives us intrigue, danger and a cast of characters that keep you on the edge of your seat. I was very impressed with the writing and enjoyed reading a great book about the inside of a hospital as seen through the eyes of doctors, patients and family members.

I was given a copy of this book from Lone Star Lit Life Book Tours for an honest review.

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