Textbook of Family Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition

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Textbook of Family Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition


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.

    • 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.
      • Quickly access content with an efficient new layout that includes more than 1,000 tables and full-color illustrations; treatment boxes for a concise overview of how to treat various conditions; Grade A SORT recommendations; and key points highlighting the major takeaways of each chapter.
      • Take advantage of an enhanced focus on team-based care as the role of primary care providers evolves, and stay up to date on the most current practice guidelines with evidence-based information throughout.
      • View 30 immersive procedural videos online from Procedures Consult, including chest tube placement, knee injection, vasectomy, vaginal tear repair, skin biopsy, colposcopy, IUD insertion, and more.
      • Remain at the forefront of the field with coverage on self-care, the emergence of tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes, and the changing picture of cancer in America.
      • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

      Part One: Principles of Family Medicine

        • The Family Physician

        • The Patient-Centered Medical Home

        • Psychosocial Influences on Health

        • Care of the Elderly Patient

        • Care of the Dying Patient

        • Care of the Self

        • Preventive Health Care

        • Behavioral Change and Patient Empowerment

        • Interpreting the Medical Literature: Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice

        • Information Technology

        • Clinical Problem Solving

        • Integrative Medicine

        • Establishing Rapport

        • Interpreting Laboratory Tests

        Part Two: Practice of Family Medicine

        • Infectious Diseases

        • Pulmonary Medicine

        • Ophthalmology

        • Otorhinolaryngology

        • Allergy

        • Obstetrics

        • Care of the Newborn

        • Growth and Development

        • Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents

        • Child Abuse

        • Gynecology

        • Contraception

        • Cardiovascular Disease

        • Common Office Procedures

        • Sports Medicine

        • Common Issues in Orthopedics

        • Back and Neck Pain

        • Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Problems

        • Dermatology

        • Diabetes Mellitus

        • Endocrinology

        • Obesity

        • Nutrition and Family Medicine

        • Gastroenterology

        • Hematology

        • Urinary Tract Disorders

        • Neurology

        • Human Sexuality

        • Clinical Genomics

        • Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disasters

        • Difficult Encounters: Patients with Personality Disorders

        • Anxiety and Depression

        • Delirium and Dementia

        • Alcohol Use Disorders

        • Nicotine Addiction

        50. Substance Use Disorders

        Robert E. Rakel, MD, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and David Rakel, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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