"...this text will make the busy day to day work of the practicing family physician a bit easier." -- John Saultz MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science Univ. Portland Oregon
"..a concise up-to-date and easy to use reference for managing problems..." -- Robert Rakel MD Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX
"This is the "go to" book for primary care clinicians." -- Susan Schooley MD, Department of Family Practice, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan.
From the Publisher
Packed with a wealth of updated information in a concise, easy-to-use format, The Family Practice Desk Reference, Fourth Edition is the perfect resource for time-pressed physicians. This comprehensive guide contains:
-More than 700 charts, tables, illustrations and algorithms
-Information on a full spectrum of conditions
-Information to help clinicians provide the best care from infancy through end of life
-Improved organizational features such as a standardized layout and a tightened, detailed index
-Organized by condition, each chapter presents symptoms using differential diagnosis tables, lab values and diagnostics
-Greatly expanded information on ambulatory surgery, obstetrics, STD treatment protocols, sleep disorders, primary care of the HIV-infected patient and new guidelines for treatment of middle ear effusion
Written by two distinguished family physicians who understand the realities of day-to-day practice, this compact guide provides the latest, most thorough medical guidelines and references.
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