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I enjoyed this tale of the expat emigrate experience in Rome through the lens of practicing medicine. As a US Italy expat myself, reading this book was extremely relatable and entertaining and it offers a very insightful look into the true state of affairs regarding Italian medicine It will help people of any nationality make sense of the way that things are done in Italy, and adjust their expectations accordingly When I was reading this, I was struck with many oh so that s why I ve been so frustrated with doctors here or oh so that s why my ER experiences here have been akin to the As a US Italy expat myself, reading this book was extremely relatable and entertaining and it offers a very insightful look into the true state of affairs regarding Italian medicine It will help people of any nationality make sense of the way that things are done in Italy, and adjust their expectations accordingly When I was reading this, I was struck with many oh so that s why I ve been so frustrated with doctors here or oh so that s why my ER experiences here have been akin to the ninth circle of hell moments Thankfully though, after reading this book, I have a much better understanding of how things work here, and I feelprepared to navigate this complex system Even if the thought of another Italian ER visit makes me seriously wonder whether or not I d make it out alive I suppose it s a small risk to take for living in the country of my dreams @Download Book ⚺ Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome Þ Wise and witty Publishers Weekly A charming story well told Kirkus Reviews Smart, funny, charming full of astute insights into the way Italy works Alexander Stille A wonderfully fun read Dr Robert Sapolsky As funny as it is poignant A must read for anyone who thinks they understand medicine, Italy, or humanity Barbie Latza NadeauAfter completing her medical training in New York, Susan Levenstein set off for a one year adventure in Rome Forty years later, she is still practicing medicine in the Eternal City In Dottoressa An American Doctor in Rome Levenstein writes, with love and exasperation, about navigating her career through the renowned Italian tangle of brilliance and ineptitude, sexism and tolerance, rigidity and chaosPart memoir starting with her epic quest for an Italian medical license and part portrait of Italy from a unique point of view, Dottoressa is packed with vignettes that illuminate the national differences in character, lifestyle, health, and health care between her two countries Levenstein, who has been called the wittiest internist on earth, covers everything from hookup culture to neighborhood madmen, Italian hands off medical training, bidets, the ironies of expatriation, and why Italians always pay their doctor s bills I write this review as a fellow physician The physician s journal has its roots in antiquity Often records of unusual patient presentations were recorded for didactic purposes We are fortunate that the author seems to have maintained a personal journal also collected from various pieces of paper as needed from an early age, recording not only happenings in her life but her reactions to them at the time.The intermingling of her physician and personal life roles is told in the manner of narra I write this review as a fellow physician The physician s journal has its roots in antiquity Often records of unusual patient presentations were recorded for didactic purposes We are fortunate that the author seems to have maintained a personal journal also collected from various pieces of paper as needed from an early age, recording not only happenings in her life but her reactions to them at the time.The intermingling of her physician and personal life roles is told in the manner of narrative story telling We learn about her adventurous spirit, openness to new ideas, and other ways of thinking as her story unfolds A taste of the writing found in her tale of two cities New York Rome occurs as she contemplates moving to the country she has chosen to adopt, I was ready to leave all uncertainties behind and begin a joyful adventure in chaos Her memoir weaves between combinations of and conflicts between art and science and mind and body, her worries and insecurities A sensitive reader will find that she he can readily identify with the author.There is an old physician adage that goes something like this Listen to the patient, and they will tell you what you need to know Dr Levenstein is not only a good listener She has been able to teach us how she reasons, thinks, and works with her patients towards the best outcome.Through the book there is this pull between her and her country of origin and her adopted country If only she could have the best of both worlds And I believe that she just might have She expresses this in several ways but my favorite regards the comparison of our medical systems Health heaven the funding, hospitals, and doctors education are American, the lifestyle and access to care Italian Health hell Italian budgets, medical training, and ICUs American pricing, coverage, Big Macs, drunk driving, weapons mania, couch potatodom, and streetcorner opiates This is definitely an enjoyable and educational read As an American in Italy for the better part of a decade, reading this book seriously put together the puzzle of my experiences with the Italian health care system Sometimes it s great and amazing and wonderful and free Othertimes you exit out of the weird, dark, unorganized hospital into the sun and just can t make heads or tails of the left field diagnoses and wackadoo conversations you had within Loved every bit of this book 10 10 This is a very personal account of Levenstein s experiences as an American trained doctor practising in Rome It is an absorbing account, often amusing, sometimes disturbing but always easy to read Significant differences between the American and Italian health services are revealed and, despite its shortcomings, Levenstein does not regret having worked under the Italian system, albeit as a private practitioner Reading as a potential patient I was struck by the hit and miss nature of much medi This is a very personal account of Levenstein s experiences as an American trained doctor practising in Rome It is an absorbing account, often amusing, sometimes disturbing but always easy to read Significant differences between the American and Italian health services are revealed and, despite its shortcomings, Levenstein does not regret having worked under the Italian system, albeit as a private practitioner Reading as a potential patient I was struck by the hit and miss nature of much medical treatment as described by the Dottoressa Lives are unexpectedly saved but mistakes also result in undeserved pain and suffering It certainly contributed to increasing my wariness about any contact with the medical profession Grab a glass of wine, commit to the Mediterranean diet and settle in for a funny and educational doctoring adventure You don t need to be a doctor, patient or live in Rome to become enlightened by this book Book is not only informative but very entertaining It touched me emotionally as well as making me laugh Reading it was the highlight of my day.I would recommend this book to all my expat friends living in Italy as well as my American friends who wished they were A lot of good stories crammed in here, but could use some organization. I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir essay collection Levenstein is an exceptional writer with an impressive edge of acerbic wit I found the glimpse of medical practice, Italian style, terrifically interesting, as well as compelling when compared to its American version.