Primary Care Procedures in Women's Health

Paperback | June 10, 2010

EditorCathryn B. Heath, Sandra M. Sulik

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This book is a user-friendly guide to procedures in women's health for primary care physicians. The spectrum of office-based procedures is covered, including pelvic examination; contraceptive procedures; and dermatologic procedures, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic. Key information is readily accessible, and chapters present indications, risks, and decision trees for guidance on how to proceed based on results. Procedures are detailed step-by-step. The accompanying illustrations add clarity, and imaging is provided where appropriate. Case studies facilitate the integration of procedures into clinical practice. Coding and reimbursement are outlined as well. This practical book also features patient handouts that explain procedures and address complications. Lists of disposable and non-disposable supplies are ideal references for assistants. Physicians, residents, and other providers of women's health care will find this text an indispensable aid for learning new procedures and improving existing skills.

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This book is a user-friendly guide to procedures in women's health for primary care physicians. The spectrum of office-based procedures is covered, including pelvic examination; contraceptive procedures; and dermatologic procedures, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic. Key information is readily accessible, and chapters present indications,...

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There are many reasons for primary care providers to offer women's health procedures in an office setting, from the value patients place on continuity of care to the lack of access to specialty care that patients may experience in rural areas. Primary Care Procedures in Women's Health has been designed to introduce simple office proced...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:442 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:June 10, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387765980

ISBN - 13:9780387765983

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The case for procedures in primary care.- Coding, billing, and reimbursement for procedures.- Legal aspects of office-based women's health procedures.- Empathic pelvic examination.-  Difficult exams: Cystocele, rectocele, stenotic cervix/cervical dilatation, non-sexually active women, elderly women.- Sexual assault victim examination.-  Pap smear.- Vaginal discharge.- Cervical polyp removal.- Diaphragm and cervical cap.- Copper intrauterine device.- Levonorgestrel intrauterine system insertion.- Intrauterine device removal.- Natural family planning.- Implanon: Insertion and removal.- Pessary.- Bartholin gland cycsts and abscesses.- Endometrial biopsy.- Breast cyst aspiration.- Vulvar skin biopsy.- Treatment of genital warts.- Colposcopy.- Cervical cryotherapy.- LEEP: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure.- Hysterosalpingography/hysterosalpingogram (HSG).- Medication abortion using Mifepristone and Misoprostol.- Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) abortion.- Botulinum toxin A injections for reduction of facial rhytids.- Use of cosmetic lasers in clinical practice.- Glycolic peels.- Index.

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From the reviews:"This book is designed to assist clinicians and office staff with the setup, procedure, documentation, and coding involved in women's health procedures. . The book targets family practitioners, internists, midlevel assistants, midwifes, and anyone involved in the healthcare of women. It is also appropriate for residents and medical students interested in these procedures. . The numerous color photos and diagrams add to the instructional value of this book. . It is simple, concise, and well organized." (Heather Huang, Doody's Review Service, September, 2010)