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What would you recommend as a good book/reference for family practice? 

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staphylococci has 7 years experience as a NP and specializes in Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

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Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019

Current Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatrics

Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis

A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, 5th Edition

These are the books that I have on my bookshelf at work, but I find myself using Up-to-Date and American Family Physician most of the time because it is easier and quicker to look up information. The website for Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care is an amazing resource with assessment videos and patient education materials (e.g., home exercise programs for various injuries). Urgent Care Dermatology has been really helpful as the skin conditions are organized based up appearance versus diagnosis. I have a ton of other books, but the ones listed above are the ones that I use most often.

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Thank you! I definitely agree -- I have referenced Up-to-Date also due to time constraints during practice. I was looking into possibly purchasing Amelie Hollier's Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care. I saw there were mixed reviews for the 2019 version of 5 Minute Consult because some of the information is exclusively online. There is an updated text for 2020, however I do not know if anyone has came across the same issue with this one. 

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staphylococci has 7 years experience as a NP and specializes in Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

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We used Amelie Hollier's book during my FNP program. It was a great text for school as it summarized the most common conditions well, but it is definitely limited in the amount and depth of content it covers. If you are looking for something like 5 Minute Clinical Consult, I would go with Ferri's Clinical Advisor. It is a huge text, and the information isn't hidden behind a website that requires a subscription. I have a copy of the 2018 version, and it's a good reference if you need to read about a topic fairly quickly. 

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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I use Up-to-Date every day!!!

 

 

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That is good to know about the Amelie Hollier's textbook. I will have to check out  Ferri's Clinical Advisor, in addition to the other books you recommended. Thank you so much for your suggestions! 

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I use NP-Notes.com

Its a template website and works well in the family medicine clinic that I am in.  I've also used it in urgent care.  It has really helped me improve my documentation and there are helpful reminders that improve my patient care. 

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Thank you, BMillerFNP for recommending NP-Notes.com. The site will be very helpful for documentation. I can see it also being useful for those times when the EMR is down due to technical issues :).

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