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The Patient's Resource and Almanac of Primary Care Medicine by Agnes Oblas, ANP-C

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Patient's Resource and Almanac of Primary Care Medicine includes essays on medical topics of interest to the lay reader; common diseases or conditions are presented with illustrations, and easy to understand graphs or charts. Resources are also identified for more in depth information.The Patient's Resource and Almanac of Primary Care Medicine serves as a basic reference and guide to 30 common medical- and health-related topics. Readers will find these topics to be pertinent, helpful, and reader-friendly. The essays are presented with resources, fun facts, and timelines, etc., to make the reading even more enjoyable. Some of the essays also include a section called "The Savvy Healthcare Consumer," which highlights points about that essay's topic which the reader should be aware of as it relates to a visit to a healthcare provider. You will find these essays free of medical jargon (or with definitions included) yet scientifically and medically sound. My purpose is to educate and clarify some complex medical issues while at the same time allowing the reader to enjoy the experience!

Goodreads Summary

As a medical student, this book interested me. I like that it includes a section specifically aimed at improving patients' wellness and visits to the doctor. Patients have to be their own advocate. It is important to know what to ask and when to push for more answers. The book is not overly medical in terminology; it isn't hard to understand. I really liked the little historical and factual tidbits. There were a few facts in there that I had never heard of or known. The definitions allow the reader that does not know a lot of health information to understand what it being talked about in the chapters. I don't necessarily think I would rely on this book during a doctor's visit, but it was informative.

3 Stars

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