Color Atlas of Family Medicine 2/E


The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, Second Edition is a comprehensive atlas designed to facilitate diagnosis using outwardly appearing signs and manifestations. The superb collection of clinical images is supported by concise, evidence-based treatment recommendations presented in convenient, easy-to-apply bulleted text. Each chapter begins with a story that ties the photographs to real-life patients. Coverage for each condition includes: Patient Story, Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, and Management.


  • Organized by anatomic and physiologic systems
  • Includes pediatric and adult conditions
  • Insightful legends with each photograph provide diagnostic pearls to enhance your clinical observational skills
  • Indexed by topic, region, and morphology
  • Special sections on women’s health, physical/sexual abuse, and substance abuse
  • NEW chapters on important topics such as:
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Headache
    • Osteoporosis
    • Alcoholism
    • Tobacco addiction
    • Global health

Essential to family physicians and all healthcare providers involved in primary care, The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, Second Edition will also prove valuable to medical students, residents, internists, pediatricians, and dermatologists.

Product Features

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Click Here For More Information

Tags: New Health Ideas

3 comments for “Color Atlas of Family Medicine 2/E

  1. Mark Nadeau
    December 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    The State of the Art Textbook for Family Medicine This is the state of the art textbook for Family Medicine. The book is comprehensive, accurate, and interesting to read. It is also a very efficient way to look up information quickly during clinical sessions. We have several copies in our clinic, and we use it extensively to teach our residents. I have used the previous version of this book as a book prize at graduation for outstanding resident performance.Since I am a visual person, I find the comprehensive collections of photos and graphics to be a great way to learn. It was a great resource for my personal board recertification preparation this spring. The photos draw you into the material, and it helped me to sustain my energy for some longer study sessions. I personally own the iPad and the hard copy version, and I think both are excellent.Mark T. Nadeau, MDFamily Medicine Residency DirectorUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San Antoinio

  2. Martin Smietanka
    December 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Practical, concise and beautiful. The Color Atlas of Family Medicine is an exceptional reference for the practicing physician, medical student or resident.In an era where good medical content is freely available on the internet, traditional textbooks require too much searching and extended reading times, only to find that the information is incomplete or outdated. In contrast, this book allows focused and concise review of a very broad range of topics relevant in the clinical setting.As its title indicates, the book is filled with extremely detailed and well reproduced photographs, covering all the major fields of family medicine. Even with broadband connections, high quality photos and graphics are much slower and grainier on the internet than in a well-organized book.The section on dermatology alone would make a great stand-alone reference text.Most books that are presented as an `atlas’ pay less attention to the text than the graphics. However, the information in this book is packed with concise, practical, and timely information that fully compliments its graphics and is a joy to use.Each section is beautifully presented, each topic introduced with a patient scenario. This provides a natural clinical overview of the topic and, throughout the text, highlighted by superb photos and graphics. It is therefore easy to review a subject `real time’ in the office or clinical setting.The book also covers common family Medicine procedures including colposcopy, dermoscopy, and intralesional steroid injections. In addition, it covers many common areas of Family Medicine often sparsely covered in training, such as Podiatry, physical and substance abuse, and end-of-life issues.A wonderful and nearly unique feature of this book is that most recommendations indicate a “strength of recommendation” based on the quality of information derived from evidence based medicine.Also, as someone who has been a clinical instructor for Family Medicine residents, this is a great resource to “fast track” the experience of seeing and taking care of a patient with a particular problem or to allow a quick topic review of a patient that is being seen in the office or clinic.Much is being said about the medical home. This book will provide much of the support and information needed to turn your practice into a medical home and support your development in the art of medicine.Martin Smietanka MD

  3. Pamela Camosy, MD
    December 21, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Visual Panorama I found this Atlas to be an easy-to-read visual panorama of conditions seen in the clinical setting. From rashes to organ diseases to radiographic images to photos of illegal street drugs (and much more), the well-organized Atlas is actually fun to explore. The accompanying text for each image provides me with the concise information I need to guide my diagnosis and plan. The book can be used as a reference book, since it is expertly indexed, or a la a “coffee table book,” for when I have a few minutes to flip through it and read something interesting. I also have found the Atlas a good review for the Family Medicine board exam.The section on how to use the Atlas images to reinforce patient education aligns perfectly with my philosophy of patient care. My patient becomes more engaged in their care after I show them an Atlas image that matches the condition he or she has.All in all, an excellent addition to my medical library!Pamela Camosy, MDMedical Director, Veterans Community Clinics, San Antonio/New Braunfels Area

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *