This book will help family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants understand, diagnose, and treat dermatologic problems commonly seen in the primary care setting. Emphasis on day-to-day outpatient office practice distinguishes this from other dermatology textbooks. Coverage includes adult, geriatric, and ethnic skin. Each diagnosis begins with a realistic case and includes detailed discussions of pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, and therapy. An "at a glance" therapy section summarizes primary and secondary treatments to make treatment decisions easier. The book includes over 300 full-color images of skin lesions, numerous patient handouts, and a folded-in anatomical chart for the office.
The diagnosis and treatment of common dermatologic problems is a critical area of skill and knowledge for primary care physicians. According to the US Department of 1 Health and Human Services, patients present to their physicians a skin rash as their chief concern for nearly 12 million office visits each year. In 73% of these office visits, patients see their internist, family physician, or pediatrician. In this respect, astonishingly, primary care clinicians see far more skin disease in their offices than dermatologists. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide advances the targeted skill and knowledge base of primary care physicians, as well as the collaboration between dermatologists and primary care physicians, by its wise choice of organization, scope, and approach. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide by Drs. Trozak, Tennenhouse, and Russell is an important addition to the dermatology literature because it has been written collaboratively by a skilled dermatologist and two excellent academic family physicians. As such, the book superbly targets the depth and scope of needs of primary care practitioners in the field of dermatology.
This landmark text is dedicated to the conversation had between a primary care physician and a dermatologist that is a true reflection of the way medicine works when these physicians collaborate on the same case. The book uses actual case studies from the authors' offices and provides an accurate and real portrayal of the types of skin conditions primary care physicians encounter. Answering questions such as when to treat, how to treat, when to refer, when to biopsy, and when to reassure, this book informs and educates primary care physicians with a dermatologist’s perspective. Top 50 Dermatology Case Studies for Primary Care gives the reader an entirely new vantage point from which to view dermatologic cases, and together with one of New York City's top dermatologists, the authors look at the same case, the same patient, and compare what each did or would have done. Written for family medicine and internal medicine physicians, residents and providers, Top 50 Dermatology Case Studies for Primary Care proves to be an invaluable resource in their day-to-day practices.
This textbook provides a comprehensive, practical guide to the identification of a range of common dermatological conditions encountered within primary care. It features a problem-based approach to the topics and conditions covered. Clinical photographs, diagrams and pertinent tables along with clear learning objectives, clinical pearls and pitfalls in each chapter facilitate understanding in the diagnosis and management of a range of common dermatological conditions. Textbook of Primary Care Dermatology empowers the reader to develop their understanding of how to deal with a range of common skin, hair and nail problems. It is ideal for training and practising primary care physicians seeking a quick reference guide to use in their clinical practice and the trainee dermatologist seeking a primer on the topic. It is also suitable for other members of the primary care team including nurses, pharmacists, physician associates and clinical assistants, and it is very useful for hospital-based doctors and nurses in other disciplines who want a quick, practical reference to common dermatological problems.
This book offers a guide to common dermatologic conditions most often treated by primary care providers. Most dermatologic disorders in the United States are treated by primary care physicians, and yet primary care training programs do not prioritize dermatology. This easy-to-use reference answers that need with practical recommendations for diagnosing and treating these common diseases along with a number of illustrative color images. Throughout, chapters are either organized by population and the dermatologic conditions common to those groups or diseases commonly encountered in primary care. Populations covered include children, pregnant women, and athletes, and common diseases covered include dermatitis, warts, herpes, psoriasis, and some skin cancers. This is an essential resource for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat dermatologic conditions in their daily practice.
A great book providing essential information for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic diseases. The text opens with a discussion of the basic function and structure of the skin, a description of lesions, and instructions on how to perform a biopsy; follows with a section on the principles of dermatologic therapy, and a section on individual dermatologic disorders; and concludes with a section explaining when the primary care physician should refer a patient to a specialist. Features numerous tables and figures to enhance understanding.
Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians offers a practical approach to the care of common dermatosis. It comprehensively covers the basic science of lesion morphology and key diagnostic skills for exams. Chapters on common skin diseases walk you through everything you need to know, from the basic pathophysiology of the disease to epidemiology, common clinical presentations, diagnostics, differential diagnoses, management, complications, follow up, patient education, the need for referral or consultations, resources, and ICD-10 codes. A Special Considerations section addresses the unique needs of specific patient populations, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, and pregnancy.
A significant proportion of skin disease develops rapidly, is highly symptomatic and can be associated with considerable morbidity. While most patients with acute skin disorders are initially seen by primary care services, acute dermatology is also encountered in hospital emergency departments and in dermatology clinics. This comprehensive referenc
|Author||: Brian Freeman|
|Publisher||: McGraw Hill Professional|
|Release Date||: 2004-01-09|
|ISBN 10||: 9780071457132|
|Pages||: 385 pages|
The first medical specialty selection guide written by residents for students! Provides an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending first-hand knowledge with useful facts and statistics, such as salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Focuses on all the major specialties and features firsthand portrayals of each by current residents. Also includes a guide to personality characteristics that are predominate with practitioners of each specialty. “A terrific mixture of objective information as well as factual data make this book an easy, informative, and interesting read.” --Review from a 4th year Medical Student
Concise yet thorough, this clinically oriented reference presents everything needed to diagnose and treat numerous dermatologic conditions in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Patient education sheets can be photocopied and distributed to help patients and caregivers follow treatment plans for optimal outcomes.
Written for medical students, primary care doctors, family practitioners, and nurses in day hospitals and outlying clinics in southern Africa, the Handbook of Dermatology for Primary Care is an invaluable diagnostic tool and teaching aid. It includes more than 230 colour photographs reflecting the diversity of southern Africa's population and health conditions; full-colour illustrated tables outlining the common morphological patterns and regional distribution of the conditions, so that a diagnosis can be made from either starting point; an alphabetical section describing the aetiology and clinical features of common skin disorders; a formulary providing more detailed information about therapy, including new alternative treatments and a list of telephone numbers and useful information about patient support groups and services.
Unique decision trees promote accurate diagnosis and treatment of 60 common skin conditions. This is the first primary care dermatology reference written by and for nurses. It focuses on approximately 60 skin conditions that are commonly seen in primary care settings and provides unique decision trees to assist in accurate diagnosis. Organized for quick access, the book presents conditions alphabetically and includes evidence-based treatment and management strategies along with full-color photos taken during actual office visits. Dermatologic diagnostics cover skin assessment, specimen collection procedures, and use of mechanical devices, along with relevant evidence-based topical, systemic, and surgical treatment options. The resource provides an overview of dermatology basics including skin anatomy and physiology and skin terminology. Illustrations, graphs, and skin terminology help to accurately document descriptions of rashes, lesions, and diseases during diagnostic evaluations. The book also defines risk factors in relation to skin conditions and diseases and delineates conditions common to specific populations. A broad range of management strategies is presented along with alerts for when expert follow-up is indicated. To promote rapid identification of skin conditions, each is presented in a consistent organization that includes overview, epidemiology, pathology/histology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatment/management, special considerations and appropriate referrals, and patient education. The Clinical Pearls feature captures the authors' expertise. Additional photos are available from the website as a digital photo archive. Key Features: Focuses on approximately 60 common dermatological conditions with high-quality, full-color photos Presents four unique decision trees to foster accurate diagnosis and clinical decision making Delivers evidence-based protocols for diagnosis, treatment, and management Uses a consistent format to promote quick access to information Written by advanced-degree nurse practitioners with nurses' informational needs in mind