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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.
Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
April 13, 2015
Doody's Review Service Reviewer: Vincent F. Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) **Description** This is the eighth edition of a comprehensive book for family physicians, particularly those preparing for their certification examinations. The previous edition was published in 2007. **Purpose** It is designed to cover the topics frequently encountered in the clinical practice of family medicine. All of the contributors are family physicians. **Features** It covers all the concepts of family medicine very well, from the opening chapters that define what family physicians are and their role in the health of the entire family by describing the concept of the patient-centered medical home, preventative care, care of the elderly and dying patient, and understanding and applying evidence-based medicine. The book is then broken into common diagnoses with chapters on infectious diseases, pulmonary medicine, etc. There are extensive tables, key points, and full-color figures.