Textbook of Family Medicine: Text with CD-ROM / Edition 7

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This text has been admired for as long as Family Medicine has been a recognized specialty. Edited by the legendary Robert E. Rakel, MD, this superb 7th edition continues to break new ground.
  • Includes materials to help hone your clinical skills and prepare for the ABFP boards and SPEX exams.
  • Highlights especially important points of diagnosis and therapy in the "case" section of book.
  • Provides "Best Evidence Recommendations" boxes to promote greater reliability of information.
  • Offers a free CD-rom containing video clips of diabetes testing, stress test and all the illustrations from the book!
  • Contains new chapters on complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Takes a fresh new approach to evidence based medicine in clinical practice.
  • Uses a visually appealing, functional 4-color design and a full-color insert.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416024675
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/25/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1604
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 2.24 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Family Physician

Chapter 2 The Family’s Influence on Health

Chapter 3 Psychosocial Influences on Health

Chapter 4 Mind-Body Medicine

Chapter 5 Practicing Biopsychosocial Medicine

Chapter 6 Domestic Violence

Chapter 7 Care of the Elderly

Chapter 8 Care of the Dying Patient

Chapter 9 Ethics in Family Medicine


Chapter 10 The Periodic Health Examination

Chapter 11 Preventive Health Care

Chapter 12 Practice-Based Research

Chapter 13 Evidence-Based MedicineChapter

Chapter 14 Complementary and Alternative Techniques


Chapter 15 Establishing Rapport

Chapter 16 Patient Education

Chapter 17 Interviewing Techniques


Chapter 18 Clinical Problem Solving

Chapter 19 Infectious Diseases

Chapter 20 Care of the Adult HIV-Infected Patient

Chapter 21 Pulmonary Medicine

Chapter 22 Otolaryngology

Chapter 23 Allergy

Chapter 24 Parasitology

Chapter 25 Travel MedicineChapter

Chapter 26 Obstetrics

Chapter 27 Care of the Newborn

Chapter 28 Growth and Development

Chapter 29 Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 30 Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents

Chapter 31 Office Surgery

Chapter 32 Gynecology

Chapter 33 Contraception

Chapter 34 Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

Chapter 35 Arrhythmias

Chapter 36 Cardiovascular Disease

Chapter 37 Emergency Medicine

Chapter 38 Sports Medicine

Chapter 39 Orthopedics

Chapter 40 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Problems

Chapter 41 Dermatology

Chapter 42 Endocrinology

Chapter 43 Nutrition and Family Medicine

Chapter 44 Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 45 Oncology

Chapter 46 Hematology

Chapter 47 Urinary Tract Disorders

Chapter 48 Ophthalmology

Chapter 49 Neurology

Chapter 50 Sexuality in Family Medicine

Chapter 51 Clinical Genetics

Chapter 52 Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 53 Depression

Chapter 54 Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Intervention

Chapter 55 Office Evaluation and Management of Personality Disorders

Chapter 56 Somatic PatientChapter

Chapter 57 Dementia

Chapter 58 Alcohol AbuseChapter

Chapter 59 Nicotine Addiction

Chapter 60 Abuse of Controlled Substances

Chapter 61 Interpreting Laboratory Tests


Chapter 63 Managed Health Care: Practicing Effectively in the 21st Century

Chapter 64 Clinical Guidelines

Chapter 65 Clinical Informatics in Office Practice

Chapter 66 Risk Management


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2009

    Recommended for all Family Practictioners

    Very good textbook for those practicing Family Medicine.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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