Table of Contents

Family physician.
Patient-centered medical home.
Psychosocial influences on health.
Care of the elderly patient.
Care of the dying patient.
Care of the self.
Preventive health care.
Behavioral change and patient empowerment.
Interpreting the medical literature : applying evidence-based medicine in practice.
Information technology.
Clinical problem solving.
Integrative medicine.
Establishing rapport.
Interpreting laboratory tests.
Infectious diseases.
Pulmonary medicine.
Ophthalmology.
Otorhinolaryngology.
Allergy.
Obstetrics.
Care of the newborn.
Growth and development.
Behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
Child abuse.
Gynecology.
Contraception.
Cardiovascular disease.
Common office procedures.
Sports medicine.
Common issues in orthopedics.
Neck and back pain.
Rheumatology and musculoskeletal problems.
Dermatology.
Diabetes mellitus.
Endocrinology.
Obesity.
Nutrition and family medicine.
Gastroenterology.
Hematology.
Urinary tract disorders.
Neurology.
Human sexuality.
Clinical genomics.
Crisis intervention, trauma, and disasters.
Difficult encounters : patients with personality disorders.
Anxiety and depression.
Delirium and dementia.
Alcohol use disorders.
Nicotine addiction.
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