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Primary Care for Emergency Physicians

  • Bobby Desai
  • Alpa Desai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Karl Huesgen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Michael Marchick
    Pages 15-30
  4. Michael Marchick
    Pages 31-41
  5. Desmond Fitzpatrick, Hasan Rasheed
    Pages 57-67
  6. Charles Hwang, Bobby Desai, Alpa Desai
    Pages 69-77
  7. Michael Seth Smith, Tom A. Starnes
    Pages 79-87
  8. Charles Hwang, Bobby Desai, Alpa Desai
    Pages 89-98
  9. Mohammad Reza Mohebbi, Sara Tehranchian
    Pages 111-123
  10. Tara Dyson
    Pages 125-132
  11. Michael Marchick
    Pages 133-144
  12. Julie Estrada, Bobby Desai, Alpa Desai
    Pages 145-152
  13. Tara Dyson
    Pages 153-162
  14. Elvira Mercado
    Pages 163-170
  15. Bobby Desai, Alpa Desai
    Pages 171-180
  16. Alpa Desai, Bobby Desai
    Pages 181-185
  17. Bobby Desai, Alpa Desai
    Pages 187-205
  18. Run Gan
    Pages 207-211

About this book


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.


ED EP common complaints common diseases common disorders diagnosis differential diagnosis emergency department emergency medicine emergency physician management primary care medicine treatment urgent care

Editors and affiliations

  • Bobby Desai
    • 1
  • Alpa Desai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Community Health & Family MedicineUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA

About the editors

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).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Primary Care for Emergency Physicians
  • Editors Bobby Desai
    Alpa Desai
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-44358-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-44360-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emergency Medicine
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This book details the workup and management of many common emergency department and urgent care presentations. … The book is aimed at emergency and urgent care physicians. The initial discussion of workup seems particularly relevant for providers at the resident level, while subsequent discussions of treatment will provide insights for more experienced providers as well. … Overall, the book provides a nice framework for thinking about common emergency department and urgent care presentations.” (Mark Bergstrand, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2017)