Obstetrics in Family Medicine

A Practical Guide

  • Paul¬†Lyons

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Preconception and Prenatal Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-9
    3. Pages 19-28
  3. Complications of Pregnancy

About this book


Approximately 21,000 family physicians in the United States regularly perform obstetrics as part of their primary care responsibilities. In Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide, a seasoned inner-city family physician concisely surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in a busy medical practice to provide a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. For each stage, Dr. Paul Lyons addresses the major issues and problems, spelling out in detail management protocols about why and what action is to be taken, when it is to be done, and how it is to be interpreted. The key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference, and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Expert advice based on years of experience is also presented concerning physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques. For the clinician seeking a point-of-care tool to look up information quickly when attending to patients in the office, a PDA version of the book is available from the Humana website: www.humanapress.com.
Concise and clinically oriented, Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide aims to improve the delivery of women's health care, helping both family doctors who are doing obstetrics and those who want to better understand what is happening to their pregnant patients reach a higher standard of care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul¬†Lyons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family and CommunityMedicine Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-142-0
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-510-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-142-0
  • About this book