Primary Care for Emergency Physicians

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Bobby Desai, Alpa Desai
Springer, Nov 29, 2016 - Medical - 324 pages

This book is written for physicians who work within an emergency department or urgent care setting to provide them with a treatment plan for those patients who are deemed not to have an emergency medical situation and can be safely treated as an outpatient. Emergency physicians (EPs) see a wide variety of patients and ostensibly for emergency reasons. However, many patients present to the emergency department for primary care-related reasons due to multiple factors or are diagnosed with potentially chronic problems that require a primary care intervention. Examples include a new diagnosis of hypertension (without hypertensive emergency) or diabetes. Thus, it is prudent for the EP to learn about basic primary care management of these conditions. Unfortunately, the training of EPs does not include these conditions, and they are left to guess appropriate treatment or to start a new medication that may not be appropriate. This book aims to fill this gap by educating the EP on basic primary care interventions for specific conditions.

 

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Contents

Headache
1
Eye Issues
15
Ear Pain and Cerumen Impaction
31
Sore Throat Dental Pain and Other Oral Issues
42
Cough Cold and Congestion
57
Sinonasal Diseases
68
Neck Pain
79
Dysphagia and Odynophagia
88
Bloating
171
Constipation
181
Diarrhea
187
Hemorrhoids
206
Acute Pelvic Pain
213
Dysmenorrhea
224
Diabetes
233
Back Pain
247

Noncardiac Chest Pain Including Chest Wall Pain
99
Hypertension
111
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD
124
Dyspnea
133
Hemoptysis
145
Abdominal Pain
153
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
163
Skin Problems
260
Insomnia
281
Anxiety
293
Depression
303
Index
314
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Bobby K. Desai, MDAssociate Professor Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Department of Emergency Medicine University of Florida College of MedicineGainesville, FL USA
Alpa Desai, DOAssistant Professor, Department of Community Health & Family MedicineMedical Director, Community Health & Family Medicine - JonesvilleUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesville, FL USA

Dr. Bobby Desai is a Springer author -- Allen, Desai, & Stead, Quick Hits in Emergency Medicine (2013) and Desai & Allen, eds., Nailing the Written Emergency Medicine Board (in preparation, due 2016).

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