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Best Family Medicine Books That You Need

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Family Medicine books.

1. Case Files Family Medicine, Fourth Edition (2016)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedREAL-LIFE CASES FOR THE FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP You need exposure to high-yield cases to excel in the family medicine clerkship and on the shelf exam. Case Files® Family Medicine presents 60 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in family medicine. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions. With this system, you’ll learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts. ·        60 cases with USMLE-style questions help you master core…
Author(s): Eugene C. Toy , Donald Briscoe, et al.

2. First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards, Third Edition (1st Aid for the Family Medicine Boards) (2017)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedThe “insider’s guide” to passing the Family Medicine Boards — now more high yield than ever!Written by recent test takers, First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards, Third Edition delivers high-yield, concise coverage of thousands of board-tested topics along with practical exam-taking and study strategies. Presented in full-color throughout, this is the most comprehensive review available for family medicine in-service, certification, and recertification exams. Following the proven First Aid formula for success, this essential review is carefully edited to include the content most likely to be included on the exam, allowing readers to…
Author(s): Tao Le , Michael Mendoza, et al.

3. Blueprints Family Medicine (Blueprints Series) (2018)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You Needprovides 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….
Author(s): Mitchell King, Lipsky MD, Dr. Martin Stephen

4. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine, 4th Edition (Lange) (2015)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You Needof the full range of clinical conditions seen in primary care on prenatal care, tick-borne infections, diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, HIV diagnosis and management, and PTSD/TBI , board certification, and maintenance or recertificationEssential for primary care trainees, practicing physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants…
Author(s): Jeannette E. South-Paul , Samuel C. Matheny, et al.

5. SOAP for Family Medicine (2018)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedOffering step-by-step guidance on how to properly document patient care, this updated Second Edition presents 90 of the most common clinical problems encountered on the wards and clinics in an easy-to-read, two-page layout using the familiar "SOAP" note format. Emphasizing the patient’s clinical problem, not the diagnosis, this pocket-sized quick reference teaches both clinical reasoning and documentation skills and is ideal for use by medical students, Pas, and NPs during the Family Medicine rotation….
Author(s): Daniel Maldonado

6. Family Practice Guidelines, Fourth Edition (Book + Free App) (2018)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedNote to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller.Now with a free mobile & web app with print purchase!This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on…
Author(s): Cash MSN APN FNP-BC, Jill C., Glass MSN WHNP RN-BC, Cheryl A.

7. Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, Fourth Edition (Family Practice Examination and Board Review) (2016)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedThe #1 review book for the Family Medicine Board Examination –  updated with a new full-color design!The renowned Family Practice Examination and Board Review is now Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination & Board Review, the perfect way to prepare for the primary and recertification exam in family medicine and for licensure exams. This engagingly written study guide has been completely updated with a new full-color design and is enhanced by powerful new learning aids, including 50 additional questions to the already comprehensive final exam, and chapter-ending clinical pearls that consolidate…
Author(s): Jason K. Wilbur, Mark Graber, et al.

8. Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Sixth Edition (Lange Clinical Manuals) (2014)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedFormerly authored by Dr. Mark Mengel, Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention delivers information on the most common complaints, problems, conditions, and diseases encountered by family medicine clinicians and other primary care providers who practice in an ambulatory setting. Evidence-based information and algorithms on diagnosis and treatment, including strength of recommendation ratings, is presented in a way that busy clinicians can access and implement immediately. Practical, specific treatment information, including medication dosing, side effects, and…
Author(s): Mindy Ann Smith, Leslie A. Shimp

9. Swanson’s Family Medicine Review (2016)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedThe 8th edition of continues this bestselling resource’s long tradition as Case histories and multiple-choice questions equip you with the most current developments and information in family medicine, offering all the assistance you need to…
Author(s): Tallia MD MPH, Alfred F., Scherger MD MPH, Joseph E., et al.

10. Family Medicine PreTest Self-Assessment And Review, Fourth Edition (2018)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedFamily Medicine: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review, Fourth Edition is the perfect way to assess your knowledge of Family Medicine for the USMLE Step 2 CK and clerkship shelf exam. You’ll find approximately 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that target the clerkship’s core competencies, along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by students who recently passed the boards and completed their clerkship to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam – so you know you are studying the most relevant, high-yield material possible.•Approximately…
Author(s): Doug Knutson

11. CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2019 (2019)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You Need•Strikes the perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity•Consolidates information from nationally recognized government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels into concise, easy-to-apply summaries•Covers primary care topics in both the ambulatory and hospital settings•Carefully selected for relevance to everyday practice •Exactly the amount of information a busy clinician needs – no more, no less•Spans all areas of general medicine•Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional…
Author(s): Joseph S. Esherick, Evan D. Slater, et al.

12. Fast Facts for the Family Medicine Board Review (2017)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedFrom cover to cover, is designed to help you achieve success on the American Board of Family Medicine exam. This easy-to-use, up-to-date review tool is aligned with the ABFM exam, providing essential information to help you succeed. In every chapter, succinct clinical knowledge is structured to allow immediate practice for testing that knowledge—a proven format for success on medical board exams and in practice.Key Features Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac.Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook…
Author(s): Domino MD, Dr. Frank J.

13. Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas, 8th Ed (2017)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedINCLUDES DOWNLOADABLE VIDEOS AVAILABLE AT: More than 1,000 full-color photographs speed diagnosis of the dermatologic conditions most often encountered in primary careOne of the bestselling dermatology books in the world, this quick-reference clinical guide has virtually defined the field for thousands of physicians, dermatology residents, and medical students for more than three decades. Spanning the entire spectrum of skin problems, Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Eighth Edition combines…
Author(s): Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, et al.

14. Step-Up to Medicine (Step-Up Series) (2019)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You NeedThis 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. …
Author(s): Agabegi MD, Dr. Steven

15. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care (2008)

 Best Family Medicine Books That You Needis a condensed, portable version of Dr. Neinstein’s best-selling clinical reference, In easy-to-scan outline format with numerous tables and treatment algorithms, the handbook presents the most essential clinical information from the larger text. The 84 chapters cover all the key developmental, medical, reproductive, mental health, substance abuse, and STI issues that occur in adolescents, as well as nutrition and complementary/alternative medicine. This handbook is ideal for pediatric and family practitioners who do not specialize in adolescent medicine and…
Author(s): Neinstein MD FACP, Lawrence S., Gordon MD MSc, Catherine M., et al.

Best Family Medicine Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some family medicine books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Women's Medicine: Family Planning and British Female Doctors in Transnational Perspective, 1920-70

Author(s): Caroline Rusterholz
ID: 2845903, Publisher: Manchester University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review

Author(s): Jason K. Wilbur, Mark Graber, Brigit Ray
ID: 2513035, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional, Year: 2020, Size: 26 Mb, Format: pdf

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine

Author(s): Jeannette E. South-Paul, Samuel C. Matheny, Evelyn L. Lewis
ID: 2566352, Publisher: McGraw Hill, Year: 2020, Size: 559 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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