Fundamentals of Family Medicine: The Family Medicine Clerkship Textbook

Paperback | January 14, 2003

EditorA.K. David, D.M. Phillips, J.E. Scherger

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Like its predecessors, this edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE will present the medical student and practitioner with common clinical problems of family practice, placing special emphasis on those problems most common in the office setting. Topics such as pregnancy, labor and delivery, common problems of the elderly, headache, hypertension, urinary tract infections, osteoarthritis, HIV, anxiety disorders and athletic injuries are thoroughly reviewed and updated and include new information on drugs, as well as new case studies. The third edition will also include new discussion questions, new information on problems of the infant and child and tables describing the Folstein Minimental Status Exam and assessment of the elderly. New chapters include: The Family Physician's Role in Responding to Biological and Chemical Terrorism and Information Mastery: Evidence-Based Medicine. A unique, continuing feature of the third edition will be The Index Family paradigm, a three-generation extended family with selected illnesses. A genogram will introduce this family model and specific family members will form the basis of case presentations for discussions that follow each chapter. Useful material on clinical prevention consultations and referrals will also be updated and featured. This book -- clinical, portable and easy-to-use -- is a "must have" for all students in Family Medicine.

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Like its predecessors, this edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE will present the medical student and practitioner with common clinical problems of family practice, placing special emphasis on those problems most common in the office setting. Topics such as pregnancy, labor and delivery, common problems of the elderly, headache,...

Format:PaperbackPublished:January 14, 2003Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387954791

ISBN - 13:9780387954790

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Table of Contents

1. Principles of Generalist Health Care 2. Clinical Prevention 3. Normal Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery 4. Problems of the Newborn and Infant 5. Common Problems of the Elderly 6. Domestic Violence 7. Headache 8. Hypertension 9. Sinusitis and Pharyngitis 10. Viral Infections of the Respitory Tract 11. Otitis Media and Externa 12. Ischemic Heart Disease 13. Obstructive Airway Disease 14. Gastritis, Esophagitis, and Peptic Ulcer Disease 15. Urinary Tract Infections 16. Vulvovaginitis and Cervicitis 17.Disorders of the Back and Neck 18. Osteoarthritis 19. Common Dermatoses 20. Diabetes Mellitus 21. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 22. Anxiety Disorders 23. Depression 24. Care of Acute Lacerations 25. Athletic Injuries 26. Care of the Dying Patient 27. The Family Physician's Role in Responding to Biological and Chemical Terrorism 28. Information Mastery: Evidence Based Family Medicine INDEX

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"This remains the best single "rotation-sized" book for clinical clerks in family practice.  Its size and scope makes it ideal for any student, regardless of whether he or she intends to enter family practice or even a primary care discipline in general. The book's approach provides a unique blend of science and humanism that is a credit to our specialty and a positive influence on all students rotating through a family practice clerkship. Finally, its logical and easy to administer format make it an ideal tool for teachers of family practice to employ."  Doody's Review