Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you “think horses, not zebras.” A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference at the bedside or a refresher while prepping for the boards.
Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis.
Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format.
“Think horses, not zebras” with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses.
Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity.
Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis.
Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses
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Edited by Robert E. Rakel, MD and David P. Rakel, MD, Textbook of Family Medicine 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, it includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize your patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. The full-color format features a clean, quick-reference layout that makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice. You can also access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com, plus 30 videos of common office procedures, additional chapters on timely topics, and figures, tables, and photographs that supplement the text.
- Prepare for success on the ABFM exam with complete coverage of all aspects of family medicine.
- Access information quickly with an efficient, full-color layout that makes it easy to apply the latest knowledge in your practice.
- 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.
- Glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from “Key Points” boxes found on every page.
- Access the complete contents and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com – fully searchable – plus additional figures, tables, and photographs online, as well as online-only chapters that cover topics such as prescribing nutritional supplements and botanicals.
- View 30 videos online covering common office procedures such as vasectomy, the proper use of today’s diabetic equipment, and endometrial biopsy.
- 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.
The Textbook of Family Medicine continues to provide the latest, most comprehensive coverage of family medicine practice
Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this book is a comprehensive review for the American Board of Family Medicine certification and recertification exams. This edition contains over 1,800 board-format questions, including over 1,000 multiple-choice questions from the major subject areas of family practice and over 700 questions drawn from 60 clinical problem sets. The book includes a pictorial atlas of clinical photographs, radiographs, and lab smears, with questions regarding these images. Detailed answers and explanations follow the questions. This book includes 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Four practice exams are available on a companion
Designed for third and fourth-year medical students in the family medicine rotation, this title in the National Medical Series contains nearly 500 clinical vignette-based review questions, answers, and explanations. The approach of the text and series overall supports students and residents as they master large amounts of information in a short time and review specific topics quickly. The author balances rigor with clinical relevance and well-explained answers for preparedness on the boards and the wards
Blueprints Family Medicine, Third Edition provides students with a complete review of key concepts and topics and serves as a rapid reference during day-to-day activities in patient care—perfect for clerkship rotations and the USMLE. This edition has been completely updated while maintaining its succinct, organized, and concise style.
- 100 USMLE-style multiple-choice questions with full explanations
- Key Points at the end of each chapter summarize important information
- Updated Appendix of evidence-based resources
- Companion website offers access to fully searchable text plus an additional 50 USMLE-style questions with answers
The most convenient and easy-to-use clinical manual available for outpatient medicine and family practice
A Doody’s Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE
“the book is informative and well written. This will be a welcome addition to the library at the Family Medicine Center and a great resource in preparing teaching pearls for residents and medical students.”–Doody’s Review Service
Family Medicine is the ultimate at-a-glance guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common primary care problems. The book spans the full scope of ambulatory medicine, and is organized according to the flow of patient care–starting with insights into signs and symptoms, followed by expert disease management recommendations.
The information is presented in a manner that enables you to quickly formulate a list of possible diagnoses, perform cost-effective diagnostic work-up, and prescribe therapy. The principles of clinical decision-making and effective evidence-based management strategies are woven throughout.
*NEW! Strength of Evidence Rating System delivers graded evidence for the management recommendations made in each chapter
*NEW! A color insert with 30+ full-color photographs
*NEW! More internationally renowned contributors
*Complete, but concise, coverage of every major sign, symptom, and complaint in outpatient medicine
*Chapter-opening summary of Key Points
*Chapter presentation allows for quick review of essential information at the point-of-care
*Includes full-text download for your mobile device
A Doody’s Core Title for 2011!
Praise for The Color Atlas of Family Medicine for iPhone and iPad!
“While there is no shortage of quality medical applications available for iPhone and iPad, there are very few that offer the quality and breadth of information that you’ll find in The Color Atlas of Family Medicine….Bottom Line: The Color Atlas of Family Medicine for iPhone and iPad is a truly comprehensive resource for family physicians, general practitioners, internal medicine residents and medical students alike.”–Tapscape
From a JAMA Review
“This book was a genuine treat to review. The more than 1000 pages are chock full of figures and photographs illustrating virtually every illness seen by a family physician or other specialist. But this book, edited by 4 family physicians and an obstetrician-gynecologist, is much more than simply a pictorial atlas. Various chapters are written by family physicians as well as specialists.
“The Color Atlas of Family Medicine is a comprehensive visual guide to daily patient care. It will be valuable to medical students, residents, and all practicing physicians. I recommend that it be included in the library of every family medicine residency program. It is an excellent reference and it will be enjoyed by anyone who reads the patient stories or anyone who just wants to look at the figures and photographs. I think this book is a classic example of why the Internet will try but never take the place of a well-written hardbound textbook.”
“The Color Atlas of Family Medicine is a wonderful compendium of 1500 clinical images supported by comprehensive, evidence-based information useful to any clinician. It is the kind of book that many of us who practice clinical medicine had hoped to find, but never succeeded; that is, until now. Whereas this book will definitely appeal to those who love to examine clinical photographs, it is also an excellent resource for almost every topic encountered in a standard primary practice….In this day and age when new products must compete with the convenience of computer-generated information, this atlas has a unique competitive edge. This entertaining and useful 1095-page resource is available 24/7, regardless of whether or not the electricity is running. I have a very rural practice and this atlas has become an invaluable adjunct to my database of information at hand. In my opinion, it is underpriced and well worth the investment. It makes a wonderful gift to any student of medicine or clinician and will entertain and educate for years. I am truly grateful for its creation.”–The Permanente Journal
5 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW!
“This is what a modern textbook should be. It is concise yet comprehensive in the breadth of topics and, as the title suggests, robust with color photographs of extraordinarily good quality.
“The editors state clearly in the preface that family physicians see a wide variety of conditions that lend themselves to an atlas such as this, and they support the pictures with evidence-based information, which makes this book so worthwhile and valuable. The editors and contributors balance the images and text, in an extremely useful way.
“Although the title puts the focus on family physicians, the book clearly is a tremendous resource for all, including internal medicine practitioners, students, and those in every specialty who may only rarely encounter some of these conditions. The list of contributors is extensive and well balanced, bringing together experts from all specialties of medicine.
“By far, this is one of the best, most useful textbooks I have seen in a very long time. It is a must for the library of every primary care physician.”
– Doody’s Review Service
1500 superb clinical photographs covering the full scope of family medicine
The Color Atlas of Family Medicine features 1500 full-color photographs depicting both common and uncommon appearances of diseases and presentations that clinicians encounter every day. No other resource offers such a comprehensive collection of these diagnosis-speeding images as this essential atlas.
No matter what the presentation, all the visual guidance you need for successful patient management is right here at your fingertips.
Complete coverage of relevant visual presentations that clinicians see and often struggle with in their day-to-day practice
Organized and indexed by organ system, disease, morphology, and region–ideal for quickly finding the images and text you need at the point-of-care
Evidence-graded, quick access treatment recommendations in an user-friendly format to help you provide up-to-date care for your patients
Insightful legends with each photograph provide diagnostic pearls to increase your clinical observational skills
Color pictures of skin conditions, eye problems, women’s health issues, oral diseases, infectious diseases, endoscopies, dermoscopies, orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions fill the book with images that enhance your clinical experience and skills
“Perhaps more remarkable is how much hasn’t changed in the past quarter century. The patient-centered encounter remains the backbone of effective care, whether in the office, on the telephone or online. In these encounters, attentiveness to the interaction between biological, socioeconomic, and psychological factors is as crucial and relevant as ever. Family medicine residency programs continue to provide excellent preparation for physicians interested in caring for individuals of all ages and their families within a broad range of practice settings, styles, and populations. Primary medical care continues to be recognized as the cornerstone of an effective health care system, although integration of primary care into the broader US system remains far from ideal”–Provided by publisher.
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Family physicians are often the first, and sometimes the only, point of contact for many patients within the health care system. The standard 12-lead electrocardiogram is one of the most common tests obtained and interpreted by the family physician, with most of the physicians reading their own recordings and basing clinical decisions on their findings. It has been shown that family physicians can achieve proficiency in the interpretation of over 95 percent of all electrocardiogram findings seen in the primary care setting. Although computerized interpretation is widely available, it is considered unreliable in up to 20 percent of the cases, making competency and interpretation by family physicians an essential skill. This book provides the necessary skills for family physicians to use in interpreting electrocardiograms, both in their offices and in the emergency rooms of their hospitals. It also should prove of value to other primary care physicians, as well as medical students and residents of nearly all medical specialties. As the subtitle states, this book is about the essential elements involved in electrocardiographic interpretation. It is not all inclusive. However, it does cover the abnormalities most likely to be seen by family physicians in their everyday practice of medicine
Concise, evidence-based coverage of the diseases and syndromes most commonly seen in clinical practice
CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine is an easy-to-use guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the full range of clinical conditions seen in primary care. The book covers all age groups–from pediatric to geriatric–and includes end-of-life issues. An essential clinical reference for house staff and practicing family physicians, the book is also great for USMLE Step 3 review, board certification, and maintenance of certification.
- Organized according to the developmental lifespan, beginning with childhood and adolescence and progressing through adulthood and senior years
- Complementary and alternative treatments included where appropriate
- Recommendations for both immediate and ongoing management strategies
- Numerous algorithms, charts, and tables encapsulate important information
- Conservative and pharmacologic therapies
- Patient education information
- Sections on Therapeutics, Genetics, and Prevention; Psychosocial Disorders; and Physician-Patient Issues
- NEW chapter on patient-centered medicine
Essential medical reference that’s a must for every home. Published in association with the BMA, it includes comprehensive coverage of every important aspect of health and medicine, as well as user-friendly charts for at-a-glance information and easy reference. Also lists the best medical websites for further information and advice. “…detailed and decisive” The Times
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Family Practice Examination and Board Review is the best resource for preparing for examinations and boards. It employs a step-by-step approach to case-based learning that assures more thorough absorption of material, and reinforces your understanding of even the most difficult topics. What’s more, coverage reflects all recent advances of clinical importance, so you can assimilate the critical new information easily into your examination preparation activities and daily practice. It’s the ultimate tool to prepare for certification and recertification/ maintenance of certification, or for use as a clinical refresher!
*Over 200 comprehensive clinical cases plus more than 1500 board-style questions with detailed explanations
*Cases are progressive, with additional clinical information revealed after the initial question-sets for the most effective learning experience possible
*Explanations for correct/incorrect answers are concise but thorough, and invaluable for your exam preparation efforts
*Friendly writing style keeps you engaged and makes exam prep efforts more efficient and enjoyable
*Covers all areas addressed by the board and recertifying examinations, across all the clinical specialties
*Includes complete coverage of timely content areas such as multicultural medicine, biostatistics, ethics, and professionalism
*The best pedagogical aids of any FP review book reinforce exam preparation and learning: Helpful Tips/Clinical Pearls; Quick Quizzes; Learning Objectives; Web resources/bibliography, and more
*Full-color photographs illustrate dermatologic & ophthalmic conditions
*Perfect for USMLE 3 preparation as well
The first edition of Family-Oriented Primary Care helped bring the family approach to health care into the medical mainstream. This new edition, like the first, will provide the health care professional with a practical guide to working with and treating both the individual patient and the family. Tackling challenging and emerging issues such as AIDS and the family, race and gender, child abuse and domestic violence in addition to pregnancy, child behavior and chronic illness, this volume is sure to be an indispensable guide to the primary care provider
The most convenient, authoritative overview of family medicine and primary care-completely updated and expanded!
- Up-to-the-minute, evidence-based advice, including complementary and alternative treatments where appropriate
- Recommendations for both immediate and ongoing management strategies
- Numerous algorithms, charts, and tables
- Developmental organization with sections on infants and children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly
- Easy-to-follow format for disease-specific chapters
- NEW! Increased coverage of heart disease, emergency medicine topics, and more
- NEW! Review of the most recent competency requirements of culture medicine and health disparities
- NEW! Chapters on genetics and pharmacogenomics in clinical practice
THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO FAMILY MEDICINE BOARD SUCCESS
- The only resident-to-resident, step-by-step guide to help you pass the Family Medicine boards
- Current content based on the most recently administered in-service and board exams
- Designed for fast and fun learning
- Real answers to frequently tested questions o High-yield algorithms and images
- Insider tips from residents who’ve been there
- Great for recertification and in-service exams