by Jeannette E. South
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. Features 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 From the Back Cover The most convenient source of answers in the family medicine clinic.