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Your Doctor is Not In

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Your Doctor is Not In


Your Doctor Is Not In
Healthy Skepticism About National Healthcare

By Jane M. Orient, M.D.

268pp., Hardcover, Appendix, Index, $23.00, ISBN: 0-517-59011-5, Macon, GA, Crown Publishing, Inc., 1994, 1997.

In this provocative book, Dr. Jane Orient, who has been called "a brilliant, committed physician, a leader in medicine," argues for solutions to the crisis in medicine that are bold, thoughtful, and fundamentally opposed to those being widely touted today-including "managed care" systems. From her perspective, there is already too much government involvement in medicine, too much regulation, too much insurance-which is actually prepayment in disguise. These are the root causes of the accelerating rise in fees and costs, the neglect of patients, and stagnation in the science of medicine itself. This book is certain to add fresh energy to the debate over the quality and availability of medical care in America.

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Sutton's Law

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Sutton's Law



Sutton's Law

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. and Linda J. Wright

299 pp., Hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 0-9461077-1-6, Macon, Georgia, Hacienda Publishing, Inc., 1997.

There's a brand new health care system at Texas University Regional Preventive Health Center--EquaCare, an ideal marriage of medicine and economics. However, in internist Maggie Altman's opinion, it doesn't do a very good job of making sick people well. And Maggie becomes even more critical of EquaCare when the wrong patients die--people who don't have life-threatening illnesses, people like her patient Frank Post. Her quest for the truth of what happened to Post leads her into the inner workings of the new EquaCare system and ultimately to a horrifying conclusion: that someone is meddling with EquaCare at TURPH, someone to whom patients are just assets or liabilities to be managed for maximum profit. She has a short list of suspects: Stephen Blaine, chief resident and kind of the computer printouts who roams the halls of TURPH at night; and Milton Silber, former professor of medicine who claims to have no interest in EquaCare or medicine any longer but who, nonetheless, makes clandestine visits to TURPH. Finally, when an attempt is made on her life, Maggie realizes that she's attracted the attention of someone very powerful, someone whose identity she'd better uncover before there's another death at TURPH--hers.

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By Jane M. Orient, M.D. and Linda J. Wright

173  pp., eBook format only, $5.99, ISBN 0-9665778-4-1,  Waldport, OR, Peduncle Press, 1999.

In the early part of the twenty-first century, the Federal Transplant Registry has made great strides in making organ transplants available to all who need them.

Yet people are still slipping through the cracks -- and ending up in Saul Goldsmith’s illegal operating room in an old Safeway warehouse.

Journalist Jenna Dorn suspects that more is going on at the FTR than the official newspaper, the MetroReport, is willing to expose. Disguised as Sibyl Black, reporter for the underground rag The Eye, she teams up with medical student Zane Gabriel to investigate.

They are not prepared for what they find.

[Note: Neomorts is available exclusively in Kindle eBook form from Amazon.]

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You can download a free copy of Part I by clicking here.


By Jane M. Orient, M.D. and Linda J. Wright

250  pp., eBook format only, $5.99, ISBN 0-9665778-5-X,  Waldport, OR, Peduncle Press, 2001

In this novel for the New Millennium, the fate of the Earth itself is not really the issue: As Isaac Asimov put it, our Earth eventually (maybe in millions of years or so) faces a "choice of catastrophes," including the Death of the Sun. Only an event of cosmic proportions -- far beyond human capabilities -- could move the Earth’s out of its orbit or extirpate all life forms.

It’s the fate of humankind that is threatened here and now. What if those who think that humanity is a parasite on the beloved Planet got their way?

Tom Clancy worried about that in Rainbow Six. But the Good Guys in government had some of their own tricks. Robin Cook speculated on one possible mechanism in Vector – on a small scale, by the usual suspects.

But what if the public got intoxicated on scientific moonshine and actually elected the Bad Guys to power? What if a Rainbow or Vector-like event really happened, and the perpetrators had the authority of Government and all the guns?

That’s when Moonshine begins. The dreams of certain visionaries (which might look all too familiar to you) have come true. What is left of humanity is being exhorted to harmonize with the Earth, while stern Mother Nature manifests her power.

A remnant escaped, and a few young persons, even in the Ecophiles’ midst, still manifest signs of Disharmony.

Can they, with ingenuity and courage, pull off a dramatic demonstration that exposes Ecophile perversity and deceit, and sets the stage for a restoration of human freedom?

[Note: Moonshine is available exclusively in Kindle eBook form from Amazon.com.]


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Jane M. Orient, M.D.

Jane M. Orient, M.D., is a Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. As well, she edits the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter and Civil Defense Perspectives. In addition, she is the editor of AAPS News, the official newsletter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons for which she serves as Executive Director. Her articles frequently appear in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (formerly The Medical Sentinel).

Dr. Orient started out to be a doctor, a professor of medicine, and a clinical researcher. But she got distracted. The first threat to her profession that she noticed was an article entitled "A Marxist View of Medical Care" in The Annals of Internal Medicine. That cried out for a response. Researching the response led her into a number of nooks in the library that she had never explored as a chemistry and mathematics major—even to a dusty counterculture bookstore to get a copy of Mao Tsetung’s Little Red Book. The eventual article was never published, at least not as a single work, but its author had been infected with a writing compulsion. After that, one thing led to another. Dr. Orient is now the author of more than 100 scientific articles, book chapters, editorials, book reviews, lectures, and essays.

Dr. Orient took a foray into fiction writing with the medical thriller Sutton's Law , published by Hacienda Publishing in 1997, and the science fiction books Neomorts and Moonshine. Her nonfiction work Your Doctor is Not In:  Healthy Skepticism About National Health Care was published by Crown Publishing in 1994. Most recently, she has authored a textbook for medical students entitled Sapira’s Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis ed 4 (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010, now available) and has prepared the literature examinations and vocabulary lessons in the Robinson Self-Teaching Home School Curriculum. Her latest contributions to the Robinson Curriculum are Professor Klugimkopf's Old-Fashioned English Grammar and Professor Klugimkopf's Spelling Method (see www.professor-k.com).

Dr. Orient lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. She can be reached by email


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