Book Testimonials & Reviews

Medicine Man hit the Amazon Cancer “Hot New Release” page within a week of release, and the reviews have been great.

Dr. Paul Levy wrote a long and well considered review on his influential Running a Hospital Blog that is well worth reading in it’s entirety.  It ends…

“It is unusual for an author to display the vulnerability that Peter offers, not just on these clinical matters, but with regard to his personal life.  (I’ll leave those sections to you.)  His story is a compelling one. It is a privilege to be asked to read it. I am pleased to recommend the book to medical students, clinicians, administrators, and patients.”

Dr Cary Presant, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, past President of the California Division of the American Cancer Society, and Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Medical Oncology Association of Southern California said . . .

“Reading this excellent book shows how difficult it is to become a physician and fight disease as well as the medical system. Dr. Kennedy’s descriptions of his feelings about his patients are richly worded, and emphasize how important it is for each reader to find a dedicated, compassionate doctor like the author. I recommend it highly.” 

And reviewers on Amazon like it too.

A Must Read for Cancer Patients and their Families
By Valery Satterwhite on September 22, 2015 on Amazon
Format: Kindle Edition

“This story of one doctor’s excruciating journey through his own experience with cancer and the quagmire of today’s medical system of patient care is gripping as it is gracious and generous in the insights and information shared. I recommend this book to anyone going through treatment or for any of their loved ones. Patients will learn how to direct more of the treatment they get. Loved ones will learn how they can contribute to the health and well-being of a loved one under a doctor’s care. It awakened me to the disconnect between todays medical training and the impact cancer has on the body and patient experience as a whole. Ample doses of active listening, honest and frequent communication and well-considered advice is as important as the technical aspects of the medical treatment process. When patient education and social network support are integrated into the culture of medicine Peter Kennedy’s legacy will be honored for its profound contribution to all in the battle of survival and recovery.”