Taylor’s Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges

A Handbook

  • Robert B. Taylor
  • Alan K. David
  • Scott A. Fields
  • D. Melessa Phillips
  • Joseph E. Scherger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Enrique S. Fernandez, Jeannette E. South-Paul, Samuel C. Matheny
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas L. Campbell, Susan H. McDaniel, Kathy Cole-Kelly
    Pages 16-34
  4. John W. Bachman
    Pages 35-53
  5. Michael T. Railey
    Pages 54-62
  6. John Saultz
    Pages 63-74
  7. Thomas A. Johnson Jr., James J. Deckert
    Pages 75-87
  8. Gerald M. Cross, Kenneth A. Hirsch, John P. Allen
    Pages 88-116
  9. Jerome E. Schulz
    Pages 117-132
  10. Carole Nistler
    Pages 133-144
  11. Frank S. Celestino
    Pages 145-158
  12. Thomas J. Zuber
    Pages 159-175
  13. Daniel J. Van Durme
    Pages 176-201
  14. Charles Kent Smith, John P. Sheehan, Margaret M. Ulchaker
    Pages 202-231
  15. Michael B. Harper, E.J. Mayeaux Jr.
    Pages 232-252
  16. Daniel T. Lee, Angela W. Tang
    Pages 253-272
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


With a clinician’s experienced eye, Robert B. Taylor, MD, has carefully chosen chapters from his widely trusted reference, Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, that focus on selected problems that clinicians often find a challenge to diagnose or treat. Respected contributors share their wisdom and provide readers with a sense of direction as they consider care options. Chapters address the diagnosis of a variety of difficult diseases and disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, fatigue, and chronic pain. The etiology of conditions is also highlighted to help physicians select the most effective therapeutic courses of treatment. Management strategies for complicated problems, such as alcoholism and obesity, are examined as well. By covering some of medicine’s most challenging clinical problems, this pocket-sized handbook is a convenient timesaving source. The text is invaluable for family physicians and other clinicians who provide primary care, including general internists, general pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


Diabetes Diabetes mellitus care chronic pain diagnosis family medicine medicine pain primary care treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Taylor
    • 1
  • Alan K. David
    • 2
  • Scott A. Fields
    • 3
  • D. Melessa Phillips
    • 4
  • Joseph E. Scherger
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineOregon Health & Science University School of MedicinePortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community MedicineMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family MedicineOregon Health & Science University School of MedicinePortlandUSA
  4. 4.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Mississippi School of MedicineJacksonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Family and Preventive MedicineUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineSan Diego

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-22337-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27287-0
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