Table of contents

  1. Alfred C. Gitu, Amy Skiff
  2. Cole R. Taylor, Wesley Carr, Sarah Gebauer
  3. Daniel T. Lee, Monica L. Plesa
  4. Laeth S. Nasir, Amy E. Lacroix
  5. Ashley Wilk, Scott Garland, Niyomi DeSilva
  6. Phyllis MacGilvray, Raquel Williams, Anthony Dambro
  7. T. Jason Meredith, Nathan P. Falk, Jordan Rennicke, Hannah Hornsby
  8. Herbert L. Muncie, Emilio Russo, David Mohr
  9. Omofolarin B. Fasuyi, Folashade S. Omole
  10. Laeth Nasir, Arwa Nasir
  11. Kimberly P. Foley, Holli Neiman-Hart
  12. Gabriel Briscoe, Chelsey Villanueva, Jennifer Bepko, John Colucci, Erin Wendt
  13. Brian Jobe, Laeth S. Nasir
  14. Bradley M. Turner, David G. Hicks
  15. B. Khandalavala, J. Khandalavala
  16. Cecilia Gutierrez, Esmat Hatamy
  17. Andrea Maritato, Francesco Leanza
  18. Brian Frank, Dan Stein, Carl Rasmussen, Jade Koide, Katharine Marshall

About this book


Since the publication of the 7th edition of this book, there has been a remarkable increase in information in several clinical areas, including cardiology, immunology and oncology.  This rapid knowledge expansion has led to practice changes for family physicians and other primary care providers.  Patients are now discharged from tertiary care hospitals to their home communities with life sustaining left ventricular assist “heart pumps”. Hepatitis C, once an incurable illness, is now routinely cured. Oncology treatment regimens are increasingly becoming ambulatory and individualized. The decreased cost and increasing availability of health monitoring devices will make it possible for physicians to remotely check on the health status of their patients in their homes. With the ongoing and worsening shortage of family physicians across the US, the practice model for family medicine in the future may tend toward a family physician supervising a cast of mid-level providers as they care for a panel of patients, versus the physician providing the majority of care.  All of these changes will require practice pattern changes and a need for up to date sources of information for the family physician. 

In addition, the “family” of family medicine academic organizations is undertaking a major review of the practice, training, funding and evaluation of all aspects of family medicine. Eight family medicine organizations have launched the “Family Medicine for America’s Health” (FMAHealth) with the expressed purpose “to strategically align work to improve practice models, payment, technology, workforce and education, and research to support the triple aim”.  This project has moved past the study phase and will soon move to the implementation phased. 

This book is organized into short, focused chapters almost exclusively dedicated to topics relevant to daily practice. All lead authors are themselves accomplished family physicians who can specifically address the needs, concerns, and interests of this crucial profession. As one of the key reference textbooks for family medicine, it is very important to provide the most up-to-date knowledge to support learners and practitioners of family medicine in the face of rapidly expanding clinical knowledge and the extensive self-examination of family medicine.

This  8th Edition, is a must-have reference for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with an active role in patient care.

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Paulman
    • 1
  • Robert B. Taylor
    • 2
  • Audrey A. Paulman
    • 3
  • Laeth S. Nasir
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of NebraskaOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Family MedicineCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA

About the editors

Paul M. Paulman, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. At UNMC, Dr. Paulman is on staff at Physicians Family Medicine, Durham Outpatient Center. Board certified in family medicine and in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Paulman received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Robert B. Taylor, MD, is a luminary in the field of family medicine. He has edited or authored more than 25 books, 100 textbook chapters, and nearly 200 research papers, articles, and other publications. A professor emeritus of the department of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Taylor is also a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, served on the board of directors of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and belongs to the World Organization of Family Doctors. In 2003, he was given the Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine by the AAFP.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Family Medicine
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Practice
  • Editors Paul Paulman
    Robert B. Taylor
    Audrey A. Paulman
    Laeth S. Nasir
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-0779-3
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 100 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Practice / Family Medicine
    Internal Medicine
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