Richard Warren FieldRichard Warren Field - Writer/Musician

Dying to Heal

A Novel

(Co-Written with Dr. Alan Fluger, DC)

Doctor Eldon Stafford, Chief Consulting Physician at Orange County Memorial Hospital, rushes home from a pharmaceutical convention. His daughter, afflicted with asthma, has left the hospital without explanation after an acute, life-threatening asthma attack, and none of his colleagues know where she has gone, or the state of her health. Doctor Stafford finds his daughter under the care of a chiropractor, Doctor Galen Reed. Doctor Stafford is initially infuriated that his daughter has come under the influence of a man he considers a quack. But through fits and starts, the relationship between the doctors evolves into tenuous collaboration offering an exciting new approach to health care. Intertwined with their evolving relationship is Doctor Reed’s mysterious connection with the death of Doctor Stafford’s wife years before, a connection that could strengthen their relationship, or blow it apart. But as their collaboration shows more promise, entrenched powerful interests learn of it, and move to undermine it. This new approach will threaten long-established centers of profit and power. The stakes rise until one of the doctors faces a ruined reputation, and the other faces prison.

Dying to Heal tells an exciting story that proposes thought-provoking ideas about combining conventional health care with chiropractic care, evolving to offer high-concept ideas about the entire system, ideas of particular relevance as the health care system becomes a hot topic. The intriguing characters of Dying to Heal offer the possibility of a series of books revolving around cutting edge issues involving conventional and alternative approaches to health care.

Links of Interest:

Essay by Richard Warren Field and Dr. Alan Fluger about the health care system

Blog Post - Dying to Heal, a Novel: A Personal Comment from a Co-Author

Link to buy Dying to Heal at Amazon

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