Cincinnati, Ohio (December 31, 2018)—author and thought leader in health and patient-centered care Dr. Rajeev Kurapati’s latest book, Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine (Greenleaf Book Group, 2018) was recently awarded a gold medal and five-star review from Readers’ Favorite 2018 Book Awards in the nonfiction health and medical category.
Dr. Rajeev Kurapati has spent over a decade as a hospital physician within Northern Kentucky’s St. Elizabeth Healthcare system. His latest book, Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine,examines how the doctor-patient relationship evolved and what it means to be a physician and patient in today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry.
Physician was recently recognized with a gold medal and a five-star review from the Readers’ Favorite 2018 Book Awards. The annual contest receives thousands of entries worldwide and awards are broken down into 140 specific categories. Award winners were recognized Saturday, November 17, 2018, at a ceremony during Miami Book Fair International.
Published by Greenleaf Book Group in early 2018, Physician interweaves moving personal patient stories with a historical overview—exploring the transformation of the healing tradition from a spiritual practice to a scientific one. With an eye toward the future of medicine, Physician acts as a conversational field guide that navigates readers through the evolution of the patient-physician relationship and how we might return to more patient-centered care.
“In writing this book,” Dr. Kurapati says, “I was taken on a journey that revealed the fundamental assumptions about the foundation upon which modern medical science was built. It became a search for the meaning of who I am as a physician (as a person of science) within the context of my everyday experiences in the profession.”
In his review of Physician for the Readers’ Favorite Awards, Joel R. Dennstedt writes, “Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine achieves three major milestones of nonfiction writing: It's hugely important; it's masterfully researched; it's fascinating to read.” According to Dennstedt, “Dr. Kurapati has done a major service to his profession by recapping the most cogent aspects of medicine’s rise to respectability, consistency, and applicability.” He continues, “Kurapati is compelled to return to medicine’s philosophical roots and the grand ideal of a holistic but personalized study, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals.”
This is the second book by Dr. Kurapati, a practitioner, thought-leader, and writer covering topics relating to health, medicine, and mindfulness. Dr. Kurapati is also a contributor to publications like Slate and Smart Health Today. His first book, Unbound Intelligence, was the winner of a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award.
Physician is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play. Learn more at www.RajeevKurapati.com.
Alaina Leary, Publicist