Ambulatory Medicine

A Quick Reference for the Busy Primary Care Provider

by H. Thomas Milhorn, MD, PhD


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This guide began as a manual for family medicine residents. Over time it evolved into a fairly complete coverage of most of the outpatient issues seen in their training. In response to their urging, I set out on the journey to convert the manual into the manuscript for this book. The book is intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. It serves three purposes: (1) as a quick reference for primary care providers to use in the clinic when seeing patients, (2) as a textbook, and (3) as a study guide for Board examinations. It covers a great number of topics briefly to allow quick reading. To allow fast access, the chapters are arranged in alphabetical order beginning with Chapter 1: Allergy and ending with Chapter 27: Women’s Health. Topics within chapters also are arranged in alphabetical order, again to allow quick access.

Table of Contents
* Chapter 1: Allergy
* Chapter 2: Cardiovascular
* Chapter 3: Dermatology
* Chapter 4: Electrolyte Disorders
* Chapter 5: Endocrinology
* Chapter 6: Gastrointestinal
* Chapter 7: Hematology
* Chapter 8: Infectious Disease
* Chapter 9: Men’s Health
* Chapter 10: Miscellaneous
* Chapter 11: Muscle Disorders
* Chapter 12: Neurology
* Chapter 13: Oncology
* Chapter 14: Ophthalmology
* Chapter 15: Orthopedics
* Chapter 16: Otolaryngology
* Chapter 17: Pain
* Chapter 18: Pediatrics
* Chapter 19: Preventive Medicine
* Chapter 20: Psychiatry
* Chapter 21: Pulmonary
* Chapter 22: Rheumatology
* Chapter 23: Sexual Disorders
* Chapter 24: Urgery
* Chapter 25: Urology/Nephrology
* Chapter 26: Weight Problems
* Chapter 27: Women’s Health


Dr. Milhorn has done a Herculean job to create this textbook for ambulatory primary care providers that is current and comprehensive. Each section covers the basics of pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. The content is presented in a way that is easy to use and understand with excellent supporting photographs and tables. Additionally, the references are extensive and current. I can definitely see using this resource not only in clinical practice, but for exam review and preparation.
--Diane Beebe, MD, Professor Emeritus and Past Chair Department of Family Medicine, University, Mississippi School of Medicine. Past Chair American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

If you are looking for a concise, informative, and well written quick reference for family physician residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or busy family physicians, look no further. Ambulatory Medicine by Dr. H. Thomas Milhorn distinguishes itself as the premier reference guide, textbook, and board review source on the market today; it is in a class all by itself.
--Lee Valentine, DO, Medical Director Mississippi State University Physician Assistant Program and past Program Director of EC Healthnet Family Medicine Residency Program

About the Author

H. Thomas Milhorn graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with majors in mathematics and physics. This was followed by a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in biomathematics at North Carolina State University. He subsequently received an MD and completed a family medicine residency program at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is the author of 13 books, 12 chapters in books, and over 150 research and medical education publications. He is Director of Education for the EC Healthnet Family Medicine Residency Program. Formerly he was Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has over 36 years’ experience teaching medical students and family medicine residents. He has also taught nursing students, physician assistant students, fellows in addiction medicine, and PhD candidates in physiology and in biomedical engineering.