Author: Samy Veluchamy, MSc, MS, ScD, CCE.
President, Global Health Reach Foundation, LLC. USA.
Dr. Samy Veluchamy has a diverse educational background, including post-graduate education in engineering and biology, medical physiology, biomedical engineering, and health care management. He began his health career in 1972, as a biomedical engineer and clinical researcher in the Division of Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia in the United States.
For the next thirty years, Dr. Veluchamy worked in several senior management positions in the United States’ health care systems, including the roles of: corporate vice president and director at the Ohio Heart and Vascular Institute, the Advanced Treatments and Bionics Institute, and the Center for Clinical Technology and Patient Treatment Outcomes Research at Mount Carmel Health; and president of the Hospital Technology Consulting Group in Ohio. He has written extensively in health care journals on clinical technology assessment, clinical quality & safety, and patient treatment outcomes management.
In 2006, he founded the Global Health Reach Group, USA, providing management consulting services to hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2013, Dr. Veluchamy founded the Global Health Reach Foundation LLC, United States to help produce health educational guide materials (in patient-friendly language and tone) including books that cover major chronic diseases, infectious conditions, and environmental & occupational health risks for the people in the developing countries and all around the world.*
Dr. Veluchamy has studied the population health conditions in ten other major developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region during the years 2009--2010 and became concerned about the rapidly-rising tide of major chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney failures, and lung disorders, on top of prevailing infectious diseases that are taking the lives of millions of young people all over the world--but there is still hope for improving this ever-changing health situation. The answer lies in empowerment and education, and understanding the Incredible Human Machine that is the human body.
He has recently published the book: The Incredible Human Machine--Your Body and Its Health (Volume 1 & Volume 2) through CreateSpace Indie Publishing company.
With this revolutionary healthcare guide, people can begin to educate themselves and take charge of their own health, regardless of their current knowledge of technical terms or medical jargon.
* A portion of the author’s royalty from this book is being donated to the Global Health Reach Foundation, United States, in support of its Mission: Empowering People to Improve their Health through Education in the United States and other developing countries around the world.
“A handy reference that addresses the detection and treatment of common diseases and disorders.”
– Kirkus Reviews
The first in a two-volume health care guide for both laypersons and health care workers.
Veluchamy brings over 30 years’ experience in medical research and patient-care services to this easy-to-read work, which is both an at-home guide to health and wellness and a clinical reference manual. The first volume discusses a host of topics, including the doctor-patient relationship, patient safety, diagnostic tests and preventive wellness care. It’s particularly designed to provide health care information to readers in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, where chronic diseases have eclipsed infectious diseases as the leading causes of death. Still, the manual is general enough for a worldwide audience. Part 1 of this book looks at risk factors for chronic ailments, informed consent and patient rights, common medical errors and when to get a second opinion. The author includes stories about his own patients, which illustrate his points and make the guide more instructive. For example, as he discusses the case of a surgical patient, he offers a questionnaire to help patients determine whether they’re strong enough to undergo surgery. In this section, there’s also a useful table of screening tests for a variety of diseases, with recommended intervals. In Part 2, Veluchamy covers preventive care and wellness initiatives, with special sections on the health needs of children and the elderly. The subchapter “Healthy Aging” is particularly helpful, as it addresses the changes one may expect during the natural aging process. Part 3 specifically tackles chronic diseases, including heart and vascular issues, cerebrovascular disorders, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney ailments. Drawings, photos and tables in each chapter will help readers understand the material, and the text is amply footnoted with explanations and cross-references to other chapters. Overall, the book will be easily accessible for nonexperts, as it’s generally free of medical jargon. Although the guide could benefit from a topical index, its table of contents is detailed and well-organized, allowing readers the chance to explore hundreds of subjects.
A handy reference that addresses the detection and treatment of common diseases and disorders.
Pub Date: July 15, 2014
Page count: 320pp
Review Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2014
Dr. Susan M. Love, MD., the author of Hormone Book
The Healthy Woman: A complete Guide for all ages.
President, Global Health Reach Foundation LLC, Westerville, Ohio, USA.
Favorite line from a book
Empowering people to improve their health through education in the United States and other developing countries
Unexpected skill or talent
Empowering people in my audience by telling compelling and inspiring examples of patient stories from ten major countries.
Passion in life
Improving people's health through teaching
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