The Me In Medicine

Reviving the Lost Art of Healing

Dr. Patrick Roth is an accomplished neurosurgeon with a thriving practice. He reveals eye-opening stories from his 30-year career that demonstrate modern medicine is “not what you think it is.” Based on his vast experience, he discusses his current conflicted view of medicine, one filled with awe and a sense that medicine is broken. With a critical eye and an open heart, THE ME IN MEDICINE: REVIVING THE LOST ART OF HEALING discusses today’s medical industry issues and what can be done to fix them.

The typical office visit allows little time for doctors to listen, for patients to share, and for both to come to enough of an understanding as to the best way forward.  One of the most pronounced problems today is our “top down” approach powered by electronic record systems that medicalize symptoms, maximize income at the expense of the patient and dispense recommended treatments that have crushed the art of healing.  Having recognized the problem, he/Dr. Roth now wants to be part of the solution—and he wants you to be too. Welcome to his movement –a call to embrace narrative medicine, for your own good.

This is a book for every one – doctors, patients and healthcare providers – to buck the current system. Through THE ME IN MEDICINE: REVIVING THE LOST ART OF HEALING, the author reveals the approach that is critical for both the doctor and the patient to improve treatment, the healthcare system, reduce misdirection (and possible cost) as well as overtreatment by doctors. 

THE ME IN MEDICINE, whether “Me” the doctor or “Me” the patient, will revive the lost art of healing for the benefit of both/all.

M.D. , Patrick Roth of Ridgewood, NJ

Patrick Roth, the the Chairman of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the director of its neurosurgical residency training program. Dr. Roth has practiced neurosurgery in New Jersey for the past twenty years. He has been a perennial recipient of Castle and Connolly "Top Doctors" and has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors, and New Jersey Magazine's "Top Doctors". He has authored numerous articles on the spine and been a contributing author in many neurosurgical publications. . He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife, two children and border collie. An avid athlete and tennis player, he has also competed in triathlons. Dr. Roth's lifelong interest in fitness and diet has shaped his focus on minimally invasive and non-operative solutions to back pain. He authors a blog that focuses on patient empowerment and the art, versus the science, of being a physician.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Regional Radio and Social media campaign
  • Author reading copies to reviewers.
  • Book will be used by Medical Students at Seton Hall.