Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. The Principles of Family Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robin Maier
      Pages 15-25
    3. Michael Dale Mendoza, Mila Lopez
      Pages 27-38
    4. Thomas L. Campbell, Susan H. McDaniel, Kathy Cole-Kelly
      Pages 39-47
    5. Susan Pohl, Katherine Hastings
      Pages 49-58
    6. Richard Bikowski, Christine Matson
      Pages 59-68
  3. Preventive Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Roger J. Zoorob, Maria C. Mejia de Grubb, Robert Levine
      Pages 71-98
    3. Naomi Parrella, Kara Vormittag
      Pages 99-111
    4. Ann Tseng, Timothy Herrick
      Pages 113-123
  4. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Stephen D. Ratcliffe, Stephanie E. Rosener, Daniel J. Frayne
      Pages 127-139
    3. Naureen B. Rafiq
      Pages 141-152
    4. Jayashree Paknikar
      Pages 153-163
    5. Jeffrey D. Quinlan
      Pages 165-176
    6. Amanda S. Wright, Aaron Costerisan
      Pages 177-191
    7. Rahmat Na’Allah, Craig Griebel
      Pages 193-202
  5. Care of the Infant, Child, and Adolescent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Mylynda Beryl Massart
      Pages 205-216
    3. Scott G. Hartman, Alice Taylor
      Pages 217-239
    4. Samar Musmar, Hasan Fitian
      Pages 241-253
    5. Kimberly P. Foley, Holli Neiman-Hart
      Pages 255-269
    6. Trista Kleppin, Teresa Cvengros, George G. A. Pujalte
      Pages 271-286
    7. Laeth S. Nasir, Arwa Nasir
      Pages 287-294
    8. W. Suzanne Eidson-Ton
      Pages 295-302
  6. Care of the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Archana M. Kudrimoti, Lanyard K. Dial
      Pages 305-318
    3. Lesley Charles, Jean Triscott, Bonnie Dobbs
      Pages 319-337
    4. Richard M. Whalen
      Pages 339-346
    5. Karl E. Miller, Richard Stringham, Robert G. Zylstra
      Pages 347-353
  7. Family Conflict and Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Arne Graff
      Pages 357-365
    3. Amy H. Buchanan
      Pages 367-377
    4. Lisa M. Johnson
      Pages 379-385
    5. Marjorie Guthrie, Max Zubatsky, Craig W. Smith
      Pages 387-398
  8. Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Laeth S. Nasir
      Pages 401-410
    3. Phyllis MacGilvray, Raquel Williams, Anthony Dambro
      Pages 411-421
    4. E. Robert Schwartz, Heidi H. Allespach, Samir Sabbag, Ushimbra Buford
      Pages 423-439
    5. Sonya R. Shipley, Molly S. Clark, David R. Norris
      Pages 441-448
    6. Pamela Pentin, Lili Dofino Sperry
      Pages 449-458
    7. Amy Crawford-Faucher
      Pages 459-467
    8. Herbert L. Muncie, Emilio Russo, David Mohr
      Pages 469-478
  9. Allergy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. M. Jawad Hashim
      Pages 481-487
    3. Cole R. Taylor, Wesley Carr, Sarah Gebauer
      Pages 489-497
  10. Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 499-499

About this book


The seventh edition of this classic reference book has been vastly updated from its previous edition to reflect the many changes in clinical medicine since 2003. Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition, is a must-have reference for medical students, residents and practicing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants actively involved in patient care.

New topics included in this edition include: recent changes in screening requirements and immunization schedules; new antibiotics used in primary care; inflammatory biomarkers in diagnosis and management of common diseases; personality disorders; the patient-centered medical home; electronic health records in office practice; chronic pain management; pediatric and adolescent obesity; pelvic pain syndromes; concussion in sports and other trauma; health literacy; venous thromboembolic disease; management of opiate dependence; vaginal birth after cesarean section; autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome; older drivers, dementia and safety; infections with public health significance; and managing mentally ill patients in primary care.

This book is organized into short, focused chapters almost exclusively dedicated to topics relevant to daily practice. All lead authors are themselves accomplished family physicians who can specifically address the needs, concerns, and interests of this crucial profession.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul M. Paulman
    • 1
  • Robert B. Taylor
    • 2
  • Audrey A. Paulman
    • 3
  • Laeth S. Nasir
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Family MedicineCreighton University School of MedicineOmahaUSA

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