Emphasizes the most important physical signs needed to determine the underlying condition or disease. Internationally renowned author Dr. Steven McGee shows readers how to pare down the multiple tests needed to confirm a diagnosis, saving both the physician and patient time and money.
Features a reader-friendly outline format, including dozens of "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations.
Contains thorough updates from cover to cover, including new evidence on the scientific value of the Romberg test (spinal stenosis); oximeter paradoxus (cardiac tamponade); platypnea (liver disease); pupil size in red eye (acute glaucoma); hum test (hearing loss); and many more.
Begins each chapter with a list of Key Teaching Points, intended for readers desiring quick summaries and for teachers constructing concise bedside lessons.
Features a unique evidence-based calculator online that enables you to easily determine probability using likelihood ratios.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Part One: Principles of Family Medicine1. The Family Physician2. The Patient-Centered Medical Home3. Psychosocial Influences on Health4. Care of the Elderly Patient5. Care of the Dying Patient6. Care of the Self7. Preventive Health Care8. Behavioral Change and Patient Empowerment9. Interpreting the Medical Literature: Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice10. Information Technology11. Clinical Problem Solving12. Integrative Medicine13. Establishing Rapport14. Interpreting Laboratory Tests
Part Two: Practice of Family Medicine15. Infectious Diseases16. Pulmonary Medicine17. Ophthalmology18. Otorhinolaryngology19. Allergy20. Obstetrics21. Care of the Newborn22. Growth and Development23. Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents24. Child Abuse25. Gynecology26. Contraception27. Cardiovascular Disease28. Common Office Procedures29. Sports Medicine30. Common Issues in Orthopedics31. Neck and Back Pain32. Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Problems33. Dermatology34. Diabetes Mellitus35. Endocrinology36. Obesity37. Nutrition38. Gastroenterology39. Hematology40. Urinary Tract Disorders41. Neurology42. Human Sexuality43. Clinical Genomics44. Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disasters45. Patients with Personality Disorders; Difficult Encounters46. Anxiety and Depression47. Delirium and Dementia48. Alcohol Use Disorders49. Nicotine Addiction50. Substance Use Disorders
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