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Andy Lazris, MD, a primary care geriatric physician with twenty-five years of experience, is passionate about reforming US health care policy to provide the most beneficial medical care to elderly Americans. Graduating with honors in history from Brown University, he went on to attend medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and serve his residency at the University of Virginia.   He founded and now works in his geriatric medical practice, Personal Physician Care and co-directs the primary care council of the Right Care Alliance.


Married with three children, Dr. Lazris has previously published two novels. Curing Medicare is his first nonfiction work. His second book, co-written with Erik Rifkin, Interpreting Health Risks and Benefits: A Practical Guide to Facilitate Doctor and Patient Communication was published by Springer in 2015.  His other blog can be found at

You can find information about the Rifkin/Lazris method of interpreting data in the  Kaiser Health News article that highlights their Benefit Risk Characterization Theater.

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