Diagnostic and Therapeutic Skills

  • Nikitas J. Zervanos
  • Herbert L. Tindall


Family medicine’s comprehensive nature and scope and its attitude toward the patient and family demand that the family practitioner be skilled in both the art and science of caring. To demonstrate care is to be able to communicate effectively. Effective communication serves as the basis for gathering data and determining the character and differentiation of the patient’s presenting complaint. Moreover, effective communication is critically important at all levels of problem solving and therapeutic intervention.


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  • Nikitas J. Zervanos
  • Herbert L. Tindall

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