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.