Although this book represents the longstanding compilation of many years of my medical practice, it couldn’t have been put into this form without the assistance of multiple individuals.

Special thanks to the following friends and colleagues for their honest and helpful feedback: Annika Drosos; Robert H. Eltzholtz; Kathleen K. Foley, BSN, MBA; Cory Ann Martin; Deborah S. Pitlik, EdD; and Dale Reiff.

Our gracious thanks to Stacy Hadley who designed the cover art.

My long term colleague and friend, Joel Brill, MD, was instrumental in keeping me on message and in appropriate form. He is responsible for continually editing this book. I greatly appreciate his help and mentorship.​

–Dr. K