Textbook of Family Medicine,
Edition 9
By Robert E. Rakel, MD and David P. Rakel, MD

Publication Date: 20 Feb 2015

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

New Features

  • 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.
About the author
By Robert E. Rakel, MD, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and David P. Rakel, MD, Professor & Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Table of Contents

Part One: Principles of Family Medicine

  1. The Family Physician
  2. The Patient-Centered Medical Home
  3. Psychosocial Influences on Health
  4. Care of the Elderly Patient
  5. Care of the Dying Patient
  6. Care of the Self
  7. Preventive Health Care
  8. Behavioral Change and Patient Empowerment
  9. Interpreting the Medical Literature: Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice
  10. Information Technology
  11. Clinical Problem Solving
  12. Integrative Medicine
  13. Establishing Rapport
  14. Interpreting Laboratory Tests
  15. Part Two: Practice of Family Medicine

  16. Infectious Diseases
  17. Pulmonary Medicine
  18. Ophthalmology
  19. Otorhinolaryngology
  20. Allergy
  21. Obstetrics
  22. Care of the Newborn
  23. Growth and Development
  24. Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents
  25. Child Abuse
  26. Gynecology
  27. Contraception
  28. Cardiovascular Disease
  29. Common Office Procedures
  30. Sports Medicine
  31. Common Issues in Orthopedics
  32. Back and Neck Pain
  33. Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Problems
  34. Dermatology
  35. Diabetes Mellitus
  36. Endocrinology
  37. Obesity
  38. Nutrition and Family Medicine
  39. Gastroenterology
  40. Hematology
  41. Urinary Tract Disorders
  42. Neurology
  43. Human Sexuality
  44. Clinical Genomics
  45. Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disasters
  46. Difficult Encounters: Patients with Personality Disorders
  47. Anxiety and Depression
  48. Delirium and Dementia
  49. Alcohol Use Disorders
  50. Nicotine Addiction

50. Substance Use Disorders

Book Reviews

"This is an extremely well-written, well-produced book and a very necessary addition to a professional library."

-Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Doody Score: 93 - 4 Stars

Book details
ISBN: 9780323239905
Page Count: 1215
Retail Price : £126.99

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