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    Mitchell S. King, Martin S. Lipsky.
    Summary: Blueprints Family Medicine provides a complete, yet succinct review of the key concepts and topics that students need to know for a four- to six-week family medicine clerkship. With its concise, well-organized format, it serves as an ideal rapid reference for day-to-day patient care as well as subject examinations and board review. Updates throughout reflect the most current treatment and management strategies. A new section covers the 25 drugs most commonly prescribed in the primary care setting. Case vignettes demonstrate clinical applications. 100 USMLE-style review questions, with full explanations, facilitate exam preparation. Key Points at the end of each chapter summarize important information. Clinical boxes highlight clinical manifestations, differential diagnoses, and treatment options. A helpful appendix provides easy access to evidence-based resources.

    Part I. Principles of family medicine
    Elements of family medicine
    Patient communication and coordination of care – Screening – Immunizations
    Preventive care: 19 to 64 Years
    Preoperative evaluation
    Family violence: awareness and prevention
    Part II. Common signs and symptoms
    Back pain
    Chest pain – Constipation – Cough – Diarrhea
    Dizziness/Vertigo – Fatigue
    Headache – Heartburn – Hematuria
    Jaundice in adults
    Knee pain – Lymphadenopathy
    Nausea and vomiting --Painful joints
    Palpitations – Pharyngitis – Proteinuria
    Red eye
    Respiratory infections
    Shortness of breath
    Shoulder pain
    Somatic symptom disorder – Swelling
    Weight loss
    Part III. Common medical conditions – Acne
    Alcohol and substance abuse – Anemia – Anxiety – Asthma
    Atopic dermatitis
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Congestive heart failure – Depression
    Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 – Diverticulitis
    Human immunodeficiency virus
    Hypertension – Hyperthyroidism – Hypothyroidism – Obesity
    Oral health – Osteoporosis
    Prostate disease
    Sexually transmitted diseases
    Skin infections
    Tobacco abuse
    Urinary Tract Infection – Urticaria
    Part IV. Women’s health
    Abnormal pap smear
    Abnormal vaginal bleeding – Amenorrhea
    Breast Masses
    Contraception – Vaginitis
    Part V. Maternity care -Preconception counseling and prenatal care
    Common medical problems in pregnancy
    Postpartum care
    Part VI. Care for infants, children, and adolescents
    Preventive care: newborn to 5 years
    Preventive care: 5 to 12 years
    Adolescent medicine
    Common medical problems in children
    Behavioral issues in children
    Fever in children
    Otitis media
    Preparticipation evaluation
    Part VII. Care for older adults
    Preventive care: 65 years and older
    Geriatric assessment
    Common medical problems in older adults – Dementia
    Urinary incontinence
    Nursing home and end-of-life care
    Part VIII. Common medications
    Analgesics: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and opioid medications – Antibiotics
    Cardiovascular medications
    Endocrine medications
    Gastrointestinal medications
    Psychiatric medications
    Other medications.