Essential Family Medicine - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416023777, 9781437710564

Essential Family Medicine

3rd Edition

Fundamentals and Cases With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Robert Rakel
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416023777
eBook ISBN: 9781437710564
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd August 2006
Page Count: 768

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This textbook provides 46 case studies representing problems frequently encountered in primary care. They are authored by family physicians and are typical of patients seen in their practices. Each case includes a table listing the Key Points presented. An evidence-based grade is given to each reference.

Key Features

  • Provides evidence-based grade given to every reference with the strength of evidence shown by a grade of either A, B, or C.
  • A table listing the Key Points or Pearls is included with each case study.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Family Physician Chapter 2 Ethics in Family Medicine Chapter 3 Family Dynamics and Health Chapter 4 Patient Compliance Chapter 5 Disease Prevention Chapter 6 The Consultation Process Chapter 7 The Problem-Oriented Medical Record Chapter 8 Problem Solving in Family Medicine Chapter 9 Interpreting Laboratory Tests Chapter 10 Selecting Radiographic Tests Chapter 11 Managed Health Care Chapter 12 Basics of Prescription Writing Chapter 13 Immunizations Chapter 14 Weight Loss and Diarrhea Chapter 15 Chronic Cough Chapter 16 Fever and Chest Pain Chapter 17 Dyspnea Chapter 18 Acute Bronchitis Chapter 19 Blurring of Vision Chapter 20 Ear Pain Chapter 21 Sinus Congestion Chapter 22 Dizziness Chapter 23 Sore Throat Chapter 24 Oral Leukoplakia Chapter 25 Nasal Congestion Chapter 26 Wheezing Chapter 27 Diarrhea Chapter 28 Pregnancy Chapter 29 Newborn Care Chapter 30 Hyperactivity Chapter 31 Short Child Chapter 32 Preschool Physical Examination Chapter 33 Abdominal Pain Chapter 34 Breast Lump Chapter 35 Laceration Repair Chapter 36 Vaginal Discharge Chapter 37 Amenorrhea Chapter 38 Postmenopausal Vaginal Bleeding Chapter 39 Contraception Chapter 40 The Abnormal Pap Smear Chapter 41 Menopause Chapter 42 Chest Pain Chapter 43 Shortness of Breath Chapter 44 Hypertension Chapter 45 Hypercholesterolemia Chapter 46 Atrial Fibrillation Chapter 47 Knee Injury Chapter 48 Neck Pain Chapter 49 Shoulder Pain in a Recreational Athlete Chapter 50 Elbow Pain Chapter 51 Wrist and Hand Pain Chapter 52 Lower Back Pain Chapter 53 Ankle Injury Chapter 54 Joint Pain and Stiffness Chapter 55 Skin Papule Chapter 56 Eczema Chapter 57 Acne Chapter 58 Rash and Fever Chapter 59 Obesity Chapter 60 Type II Diabetes Chapter 61 Weight Loss Chapter 62 Malnutrition in the Elderly Chapter 63 Eating Disorders Chapter 64 Heartburn Chapter 65 Constipation 66 Fatigue and Anemia Chapter 67 Anemia Chapter 68 Vomiting and Low Back Pain Chapter 69 Hematuria Chapter 70 Dysuria Chapter 71 Nocturia Chapter 72 Urinary Incontinence73 Headache Chapter 74 Tremors Chapter 75 Child with Fever and Lethargy Chapter 76 Chronic Anxiety Chapter 77 Sleep Disturbance Chapter 78 Motor Vehicle Accident-Related Anxiety Chapter 79 Domestic Violence Chapter 80 Memory Loss Chapter 81 Alcoholism Chapter 82 Approaches to Patients Who Smoke Chapter 83 Terminal Cancer and Pain


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About the Author

Robert Rakel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


“An important new resource for teaching medical students about the structure and content of family practice.”—JABFP, review of previous edition