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Dr. Phil??? Grolier book publishers....sm

Posted By: put those books out 25+ years ago..... on 2006-05-16
In Reply to: You say you're at the bottom of the totem pole - QA

Grolier Book Publishers put out an entire series of books in 1980 for children on treating others as we want to be treated.  My children had the entire set.....each book was written the same way (in kids language and drawings) but focused on one subject each book...i.e., Let's Talk About Bullying or Let's Talk About Stealing or Let's Talk About Cheating...and basically every subject.  My children grew up being very very giving decent children, successful, and never got into any trouble (to write home about, just some school issues), and today I'm very proud!

Dr. Phil didn't exist in our lives 20-25 years ago.    He merely reminds us of old-school teachings......and I can appreciate that. 

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I don't think Dr. Phil
is good enough to help these people. It's obvious that there are some underlying issues that need to be addressed.
What would Dr. Phil say

Dr. Phil would say -- you are allowing them to do it to you and then ask "how is your present situation working" -- it is not so do something about it.  I am sorry but kids these days need to take a little responsibility and do some the chores.   everyone needs to pull their own weight.   Believe me, those TV's would be unplugged and they would down to the bare essentials until they began to do more.   You are not teaching them anything by doing everything.  Also unless you ask, they don't know what is expected of them.   They cannot read minds.  Have a family meeting set up a list and time frame for things to be done and if they don't do it, well then something is taken away, video games, TV or whatever.   There is no reason that any mother, father should not receive help from kids when both parents are working.  I did it and I am sure you did it and it did not kill any of us, it prepared us for the world.  So you need to talk to them, husband included and say if you want the financial picture to stay the same and with me working two jobs, this is what needs to be done.  If you don't and we be out on the street, then I can quit and will have time to clean the portion of the street where we will be living or the car if we need to live in our car.    Just me two cents worth. 

Dr. Phil. sm
I am quite fed up with Dr. Phil.  He seems to be the expert on everything from weight loss, to addictions, to relationships.  I heard he was so cheap, he takes free samples of anything he can get with all his money. Dr. Phil does not know everything.
Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
Just make a note in your book and go on. Every book I read you can find an error
or 2. Nobody is perfect. Lucky you only paid $60. New it is $80 or more.
If I were you and he were my DH, I'd make him take that job right. Like Dr. Phil says,
would you rather be right or would you rather be healthy? Who cares if you and he were "right."  Put your pride aside and accept the offer for the job back.  Obviously you need them and they need you (or they need him). 
Have you contacted Dr. Phil??
Seriously, I don't know what you can do about it. Probably absolutely nothing. You just need to be as supportive TO YOUR SON as you can be. You can let him know you don't agree with this but you love him anyway. Honestly, this will not last long. He may not even make it to the altar. As far as the girl....just tolerate her the best you can. I don't think she'll be in your life very long!! Good luck!
Train in one day the Dr. Phil way.
I am not a Dr. Phil fan either. Just do not like his attitude.
Dr. Phil seems only interested in
for his weight loss supplements and snack bars.  I read the ingredients and they are full of trans fats, which are the ones that plug up your arteries.  Now he is in movies too.  Tired of him and his pop culture psychology.
see the posts, most do not like Phil...SM
so there....
Look, Phil is what he is, and he DOES help people.

Captain Phil
Did anybody see Dr. Phil today?
seen.  I think it is terrible if he would try to make ratings off of parents abusing their children.  I hope he is trying to use this as a service and maybe it will help others.
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
and I dislike Dr. Phil...*ROFL*...sm
Highly educated here and with more street (common) sense than MOST people in the life and I don't like Phil....
See Dr. Phil today? He was ALL OVER parents with your attitude
You need to get the transcript from today's show.

Man, are you failing your kids with that attitude. I feel sorry for them.
Who's got time to watch Dr. Phil? LOL Kidding....
My kids are now scurrying around doing chores. They do this every year, though. It's like they push and push to see how far they can go before we take away Christmas. Or maybe they're just bored. Too bad for them.
Phil IS sour grapes....called that on TV...nm

You should talk to Phil Cohen at PRN Funding. He is very
You can contact him by visiting the PRN Funding site.  See the link below.
As long as it takes, to quote good old Dr. Phil!

You're both worth it - go for it!!

As Dr. Phil says, "Let's get back to common sense."
If you see red flags, hear bells and whistles, or alarms going off in your head..listen to it. If your already hearing the excuses as to why they aren't getting paid on time, why be one of those waiting on your check...It is kind of like seeing a train coming down the track right towards you and somehow you convince yourself you can dodge it. I'm sure others have tried before you. Excuses will never pay your bills. Listen to your gut, go with common sense and the rest works out. Just my opinion...
Quick Look Drug Book (book & CD/ROM)..sm..

Does anyone use both.  I'm definitely getting the CD/ROM and am debating about buying both.  I don't see any reason to have both but there could be something I don't know. 

I noticed CD/ROMs are on backorder but they're selling downloadable versions.  I can handle that.

The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Medical Word Book by Sloan, Surgical Word Book by sm
Tessier, Dorland's dictionary, BOS, and my very fave I think is now out of print but called Spellright by Rice.
That would be a lab value, so I'd use a lab book. sm
I realize you're doing practice tapes so you're not going to have all the reference books. I personally rely on the internet as little as possible because there's a lot of false info out there....just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true! It's really impossible to do this job without your own set of reference books....MANY of them.  For what you're doing today there is no one site that will answer all of your word questions.
Some of the websites are good, but the Stedman's book is the best.
Got that book
that's a big scam too. Don't waste your time or money.If you really want to see it, email me and I would be glad to share it. Sorry about the extra money thing...I have no ideas either but i would be interested in finding out more myself if anyones knows!
M-TEC is #1 in my book, followed by . . .
Andrews.  Both programs are comprehensive, and many companies wave the standard 2-year experience requirement for grads of these schools. 
That IS the book!!! Thank you!
Too late though, I ordered the other one just in case too. LOL! Oooh I'm so excited! That book ROCKS!
Believe it or not, the book says (sm)
do not use Windex, but I doubt that made "chips".  I bet what you are seeing are raised marks, not indented, if you know what I mean.  Use the glass top cleaner, and book says a razor blade - yes, a razor blade.  I use a sharp, straight little paring knife while the cleaner is on, and the stuff comes off.  Good luck.
NEW MT - book for
I would have to say that anything for the new MT would be outdated before it ever goes to print. I think that "new MTs" are a thing of the past. With VR and editing, as well as outsourcing - this business is not anything like it was 18 years ago - or even 10 years ago - and I don't know that a book would be helpful to someone wanting to get into this business, because every year there are fewer MTs going to work - I believe that our days are numbered and could encourage anyone looking into MT to look into coding or some other aspect of hospital work - if they are dead set on working in the everychanging medical field. The days of the Prima Donna MT are gone forever.
MT book sm
I hate to agree but I must. The profession has changed greatly. I had a wonderful experience as an MT starting out and then as my own professional business in a business office. I was on the speaker's bureau for a community college. I told them I no longer wanted to encourage people to spend 2 years of their life getting a degree to do this work. Times have changed. Everyone is supposed to have a book in them though, so I hope you do well. I have thought of it myself many times, but now it would be more of a warning to probably stay away. Hate to be negative but things are changing and not necessarily for the better!
Log book
I am not required either to keep one but I am very thankful I do.  I have had doctors looking for a job and I can refer to it on the date of service and tell him whether or not he dictated on that patient.  Plus I keep track of my money to see if my pacheck matches the payroll.
Name of Book
Is there a particular book by Stedmans for just "physical therapy?"  Also, how do you like typing Physical Therapy?
Are you looking at the CD or the book?
I have not loaded the CD that came with it.  My hard copy states "copyright 1995 and 2002", and is the second edition, which I assumed was the newest.  It was the version my employer insisted I buy.  If you have the same version as me, its very interesting (and scary) that some copies would be correct and some not!
OMG so its only MY book!?
I'm looking right at it as I type this, and its wrong in mine!  This is really, really weird.
I'm looking at the book, not the CD!! nm

IMT book.
The Independent Medical Transcriptionist book is being updated, and the IMT5 version if due to be released in the Fall.  FYI.
My Most Used Ref Book
Stedman's Ortho & Rehab Third Edition

SecondTessier Surgical Word Book Second Edition
Only using the book, so I don't know. Sorry. nm

There were a lot of phrases and short cuts I would not have thought of and I thought it was somewhat helpful.  I think I learned just about as much though just going into the website that Marianne gave above.  From that I could actually figure out quite a few extra phrases to use that have helped me out in the last few reports.  Thanks for that.  I guess I liked the book and it did help a lot, but just taking the first letter for some words in a phrase and making a shortcut from makes a lot of sense to me, and has helped a lot. 

Book of BS.
I have worked for two top-20 hospitals and several others through the years and none of them ever mentioned the Book of BS. They all have their own specifications which are usually very limited due to the flexibility of the English language and the great diversity of style in a hospital environment.

I think the BOS may have started out as somebody's list of personal preferences that they decided to package into book form and sell (for a hefty price). Now if they can only convince people that it's the "Bible of MT" they can sell thousands and thousands of copies to every MT the planet (think India) who will have little choice but to buy it to find out what "the rules" are. Then release new editions and sell thousands and thousands more copies! Wheeeeeee!!!

It's okay as a book of "general suggestions" for a clueless newbie who doesn't have any idea what to do with "milliequivalents" but that's about it. It is ridiculous to think that some MTs have probably lost their jobs or didn't pass a screening test because a lame MTSO considered the Book of BS the "Bible of MT" that must be obeyed.

bos book
I have it on file on my computer. Send me your email and i will transfer you a copy.
there was a book being used before BOS

Ya know, the (former) AAMT did not invent guidelines for MTs.  They just needed to justify taking money by offering a product to take even more of your money.  The BOS was created to compete with the book being marketed by the AMA, you know, the group representing doctors the MT community was serving.

Everyone wants to get all ruffled about having to meet QA standards.  Show me a product that does not have QA and I will show you a defunct company, most likely due to having been sued for having a substandard product.  Automobiles have QA.  Food service businesses have QA.  The list could go on.  To think that as a group MTs are being picked on is assuming a poor-me victim attitude.  If this fits you, shoo, go on, get.  Let me have your work.


any book recommendations? nm

What to charge for book
I transcribed a book for a local gentleman and charged him $20.00 per hour. This was for ALL reedits. In fact, I'm still working on it with him and he knows it's $20.00 per hour no matter how many times he changes his mind. It's work well for both of us. I just have a hard time squeezing it in with all my other work. Hope this helps.
Book manuscript
You are WONDERFUL. Thanks so much for your reply.
Book charge

I have done a lot of seminars which are probably a little harder than the books as you are listening to someone speak in a large group away from the microphone sometimes but   I charged - depending on the difficulty as one was building a microchip -- 10 to 12 cents a line.  Gross line.  Revisions were by the hour at $25.  They gladly paid it. 



Book of Style

The cardiologists I have worked with over the years preferred Roman Numerals for murmurs, however, all that changed when The Book of Style came out indicating to record murmurs with numbers not Roman Numerals.  I even had a few cardiologists state, put the murmur in Roman Numerals.