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Family Medicine Principles: Current Expressions

  • Robert B. Taylor

Abstract

L.M., a 68-year-old retired machinist, visited the office of his family physician during early February with a chief complaint of cough with blood-tinged sputum. Past history included type 2 diabetes mellitus of 10 years’ duration that had been treated by the family physician. The patient had undergone a cholecystectomy about 20 years ago and an appendectomy as a teenager. There was a 50 pack-year history of cigarette use. The family was well known to the physician, who had also treated the patient’s wife, two grown children, and several grandchildren over the past few decades.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Family Physician Family Practice Comprehensive Care Current Expression 
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