Textbook of Family Medicine

Textbook of Family Medicine

9th Edition - February 2, 2015

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  • Author: Robert E. Rakel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323313087
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323239905

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This ninth edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine, edited by Drs. Robert E. Rakel and David P. Rakel, remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, this medical reference book includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. A clean, quick-reference layout makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice.

Key Features

  • Gain a new understanding of the patient-centered medical home and how to achieve this status in outpatient clinics.
  • Make the most effective care decisions with help from "Evidence vs. Harm" icons that guide you through key treatments of common medical conditions.
  • Take advantage of today’s most useful online resources with a convenient list of outstanding clinical websites.
  • Quickly spot "Best Evidence Recommendations" with special boxes located throughout the text, and glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from "Key Points" boxes found on every page.

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Principles of Family Medicine

    1. The Family Physician
    2. The Patient-Centered Medical Home
    3. Psychosocial Influences on Health
    4. Care of the Elderly Patient
    5. Care of the Dying Patient
    6. Care of the Self
    7. Preventive Health Care
    8. Behavioral Change and Patient Empowerment
    9. Interpreting the Medical Literature: Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice
    10. Information Technology
    11. Clinical Problem Solving
    12. Integrative Medicine
    13. Establishing Rapport
    14. Interpreting Laboratory Tests
    15. Part Two: Practice of Family Medicine

    16. Infectious Diseases
    17. Pulmonary Medicine
    18. Ophthalmology
    19. Otorhinolaryngology
    20. Allergy
    21. Obstetrics
    22. Care of the Newborn
    23. Growth and Development
    24. Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents
    25. Child Abuse
    26. Gynecology
    27. Contraception
    28. Cardiovascular Disease
    29. Common Office Procedures
    30. Sports Medicine
    31. Common Issues in Orthopedics
    32. Back and Neck Pain
    33. Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Problems
    34. Dermatology
    35. Diabetes Mellitus
    36. Endocrinology
    37. Obesity
    38. Nutrition and Family Medicine
    39. Gastroenterology
    40. Hematology
    41. Urinary Tract Disorders
    42. Neurology
    43. Human Sexuality
    44. Clinical Genomics
    45. Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disasters
    46. Difficult Encounters: Patients with Personality Disorders
    47. Anxiety and Depression
    48. Delirium and Dementia
    49. Alcohol Use Disorders
    50. Nicotine Addiction

    50. Substance Use Disorders

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1215
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2015
  • Published: February 2, 2015
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323313087
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323239905

About the Author

Robert E. Rakel

Affiliations and Expertise

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

About the Editor

David P. Rakel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

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