Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Family Practice Medicine. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as “the biggest clinical invention in thirty years” ( The Independent ).

  • Author: Atul Gawande
  • Publisher: Picador; 1st edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0312430009
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 0.65 x 8.27 inches


2. CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2021

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

Now includes a “Year in Review” highlighting over 180 recent medical advances since the last edition! Doody's Core Titles for 2021! For 60 years, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment ―the flagship volume of the renowned Lange medical series―has been delivering the authoritative information students, residents, and clinicians need to build their medical knowledge, expertise, and confidence. Covering the latest clinical developments in all facets of medicine and fully focused on bedside clinical issues, this new edition provides completely the latest guidelines, reference, drug prices, approved drugs, and evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders―all formatted to enable you to find the answers you need quickly and effortlessly.  This landmark guide covers inpatient and outpatient care, focusing on the diagnostic tools relevant to daily practice, and reviews all primary care topics, including gynecology/obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry, and neurology. Now includes a “year in review” feature highlighting what’s new in CMDT! Includes essentials of diagnosis for most diseases/disorders Hundreds of quick-access drug treatment tables with indexed trade names Diagnostic and treatment algorithms present important information in an at-a-glance style Up-to-date references provide peer-reviewed, evidence-based information Seven bonus chapters available online to all book purchasers, featuring expanded content and annual review of advances in HIV treatment and critical information on emerging viral infections

  • Author: Maxine Papadakis
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 60th edition (September 10, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1260469868
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 2.4 x 9.9 inches


3. Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

From award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen, a primer for anyone who wants to fight the predatory health care system--and win. Every year, millions of Americans are overcharged and underserved while the health care industry makes record profits. We know something is wrong, but the layers of bureaucracy designed to discourage complaints make pushing back seem impossible. At least, this is what the health care power players want you to think. Never Pay the First Bill is the guerilla guide to health care the American people and employers need. Drawing on 15 years of investigating the health care industry, reporter Marshall Allen shows how companies and individuals have managed to force medical providers to play fair, and shows how you can, too. He reveals the industry's pressure points and how companies and individuals have fought overbilling, price gouging, insurance denials, and more to get the care they deserve. Laying out a practical plan for protecting yourself against the system's predatory practices, Allen offers the inspiration you need and tried-and-true strategies such as: Analyze and contest your medical bills, so you don't pay more than you should Obtain the billing codes for a procedure in advance Write in an appropriate treatment clause before signing financial documents Get your way by suing in small claims court Few politicians and CEOs have been willing to stand up to the medical industry. It is up to the American people to equip ourselves to fight back for the sake of our families--and everyone else.

  • Author: Marshall Allen
  • Publisher: Portfolio (June 22, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0593190005
  • Dimensions: 5.67 x 0.93 x 8.5 inches


4. Pocket Primary Care (Pocket Notebook Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

Pocket Primary Care, Second Edition , is a practical, high-yield reference for quick answers to common diagnostic questions in the outpatient setting. This easy-to-use, loose-leaf resource contains current evidence-based practices, accepted best practices, and expert guidance from physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, including appropriate workups and when to refer. From counseling patients on insomnia to diagnosing STIs, from interpreting PFTs to treating osteoporosis, this revised second edition supports your clinical decision making and helps you meet everyday challenges in your practice. Mirrors the thought process of primary care clinicians in day-to-day practice. Contains fully updated information throughout, including the latest clinical guidelines and new therapeutic recommendations. Features bulleted lists, tables, diagrams, and algorithms that make essential facts easy to find and retain. Covers all major subspecialties, and includes topics such as routine screenings, health literacy, disease screening, women’s health, men’s health, and geriatrics. Ideal as a reference for daily practice as well as an accepted and trusted resource for students and residents to use on rounds.

  • Author: Dr. Meghan M. Kiefer MD
  • Publisher: LWW; Second edition (April 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1496378651
  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.9 x 7.4 inches


5. Step-Up to Medicine (Step-Up Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

Find what you need to know—fast This bestselling volume in the popular Step-Up series provides a high-yield review of medicine, ideal for preparing for clerkships or clinical rotations, shelf exams, and the USMLE Step 2. Clinical pearls, full-color illustrations, and “Quick Hits” provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner to help you excel on your exams and succeed in the clinical setting. Also includes a 100-question practice exam to support preparation.  Updated and revised content reflects extensive research with faculty and students. Figures, charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate retention of essential material. Enhanced high-yield outline format and Quick Hits save time and help students review more efficiently. 100-question practice exam helps students prepare for shelf and board. Succinct, outline approach keeps “extra” material to a minimum, focusing on the core content students need to know. Clinical pearls help students “file away” clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine. Easy-to-follow algorithms demonstrate examples of effective clinical reasoning, particularly for similar complaints. Coverage includes every essential area of medicine, including body system diseases and disorders; fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base disorders; hematologic diseases and neoplasms; infectious diseases; diseases of the skin and hypersensitivity disorders; and ambulatory medicine. Helpful appendices cover radiographic and electrocardiogram interpretation, physical examination pearls, workup and management of common problems on the wards, basic statistics and evidence-based medicine, and end-of-life issues and informed consent.

  • Author: Dr. Steven Agabegi MD
  • Publisher: LWW; 5th edition (May 8, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975103613
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches


6. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit... Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement?  A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving. Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell?  She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation?  The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Poor sensory discrimination?  She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level?  The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world. Problems with posture or motor coordination?  He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone. These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses.  The Out-of-Sync Child  offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and ADHD, among other topics.

  • Author: Carol Kranowitz
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Revised ed. edition (April 4, 2006)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0399531651
  • Dimensions: 5.15 x 1 x 7.96 inches


7. Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare exposes a vast conspiracy of political maneuvering and corporate greed that has led to the replacement of qualified medical professionals by lesser trained practitioners. As corporations seek to save money and government agencies aim to increase constituent access, minimum qualifications for the guardians of our nation’s healthcare continue to decline—with deadly consequences. This is a story that has not yet been told, and one that has dangerous repercussions for all Americans.With the rate of nurse practitioner and physician assistant graduates exceeding that of physician graduates, if you are not already being treated by a non-physician, chances are, you soon will be. While advocates for these professions insist that research shows that they can provide the same care as physicians, patients do not know the whole truth: that there are no credible scientific studies to support the safety and efficacy of non-physicians practicing without physician supervision.Written by two physicians who have witnessed the decline of medical expertise over the last twenty years, this data-driven book interweaves heart-rending true patient stories with hard data, showing how patients have been sacrificed for profit by the substitution of non-physician practitioners. Adding a dimension neglected by modern healthcare critiques such as An American Sickness, this book provides a roadmap for patients to protect themselves from medical harm.

  • Author: Niran Al-Agba
  • Publisher: Universal Publishers (November 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1627343169
  • Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.58 x 9.21 inches


8. Bright Futures: Guidelines Pocket Guide: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

All the essentials of the Bright Futures health supervision visits in an easy-to-access format. It's the quick reference tool and training resource for busy health professionals. Includes every visit from birth through age 21. Also included in the appendices are Developmental Milestones at a Glance chart, Recommended Medical Screenings chart for infancy through adolescence, Sexual Maturity Ratings scale, and much more!

  • Author: Joseph F. Hagan Jr. MD FAAP
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics; 4th edition (February 21, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1610020824
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4 inches


9. Case Files Family Medicine 5th edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

REAL-LIFE CASES SHARPEN YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS FOR YOUR CLERKSHIP AND THE SHELF EXAM Doody's Core Titles for 2021! Case Files: Family Medicine presents realistic clinical scenarios to enhance and hone your clinical decision-making skills. Sixty high-yield cases illustrate essential concepts in patient care. Each case begins with a vignette accompanied by relevant open-ended questions designed to teach diagnostic or therapeutic approaches relevant to family medicine. The answers that follow emphasize mechanisms and underlying principles. This sixth edition features a new format with bulleted summaries, shorter paragraphs, and clearer headings. Realistic cases are accompanied by questions that encourage you to think through the differential diagnosis and treatment options Real-life family medicine cases with high-yield discussions aligned to clerkship guidelines USMLE-style review questions and clinical pearls accompany each case Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like an experienced doctor

  • Author: Eugene Toy
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 5th edition (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1260468595
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches


10. Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Fourth Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Family Practice Medicine - August 2021

"This book is a tremendous asset for students and residents learning to develop their diagnostic skills. It can also be useful as a refresher for established clinicians when the more common diagnoses are not the cause of a patient's complaints." ―Doody's Review An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicine Doody's Core Titles for 2021!   Symptom to Diagnosis, Fourth Edition teaches an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process clinicians will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.   Each chapter is built around a common patient complaint that illustrates essential concepts and provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified.  As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is explained in detail. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that highlight the clinical clues and important tests for the leading diagnostic hypothesis and alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed. Just as in real life, the case unfolds in a stepwise fashion as tests are performed and diagnoses are confirmed or refuted.   Completely updated to reflect the latest research in clinical medicine, this fourth edition is enhanced by algorithms, summary tables, questions that direct evaluation, and an examination of recently developed diagnostic tools and guidelines. Clinical pearls are featured in every chapter. Coverage for each disease includes: Textbook Presentation, Disease Highlights, Evidence-Based Diagnosis, and Treatment.

  • Author: Scott Stern
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 4th edition (November 21, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1260121117
  • Dimensions: 10.63 x 8.27 x 0.79 inches