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.
Table of Contents
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
Clinical Problem Solving
Interpreting Laboratory Tests
Part Two: Practice of Family Medicine
Care of the Newborn
Growth and Development
Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents
Common Office Procedures
Common Issues in Orthopedics
Back and Neck Pain
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Problems
Nutrition and Family Medicine
Urinary Tract Disorders
Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disasters
Difficult Encounters: Patients with Personality Disorders
Anxiety and Depression
Delirium and Dementia
Alcohol Use Disorders
Substance Use Disorders