Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics, 7th Edition

Edited by Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, Jane F. Potter, MD, Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, Matthew K. McNabney, Mitchell T. Heflin and Richard J. Ham, MD
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Written with first-line primary care providers in mind, Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach, 7th Edition, is a comprehensive, easy-to-read source of practical clinical guidance for this rapidly growing population. Using a unique, case-based approach, it covers the patient presentations you're most likely to encounter, offering key clinical information, expert advice, and evidence-based medical guidelines throughout. This highly regarded text uses a consistent format and an enjoyable writing style to keep you informed, engaged, and up to date in this increasingly important field.

Key Features
  • Uses a case study format that is ideal for learning, retention, and rapid recall. All case studies are thoroughly up to date with current references.
  • Features an interdisciplinary perspective to provide team-oriented knowledge on the best diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies available to address the complex needs of older adults.

  • Contains a new chapter on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Medicine in Older Adults, as well as completely revised or rewritten chapters on rehabilitation, infectious disease, and urinary incontinence.

  • Provides up-to-date information on key topics such as opioid management and polypharmacy, the "geriatric emergency room, cultural humility in the care of older adults, and the five signs of problematic substance abuse.

  • Includes key learning objectives and USMLE-style questions in every chapter.

  • Online extras include dizziness, gait, and balance video resources, a dermatology quiz, and a Cognitive Status Assessment with tests and patient teaching guides.

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
ISBN 9780323721684
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2021
Author Information Edited by Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director, Geriatric Medicine Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio ; Jane F. Potter, MD, Harris Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, Omaha, Nebraska ; Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, Dartmouth Center for Health and Aging, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Department of Primary Care-Geriatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire ; Matthew K. McNabney; Mitchell T. Heflin and Richard J. Ham, MD, Director, WVU Center on Aging, Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Published Reviews

"This book is well done and easy to use. It includes cases in each of the chapters, which many readers will find relatable and will add to their learning. In terms of content, this book truly is well done."

© Doody's Review Service, 2021, Belinda Setters, MD, MS, FACP, AGSF (Robley Rex VA Medical Center) Doody's Score: 94-4 Stars!

Table of Content


1. Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults

2. Interprofessional Team Care

3. Assessment

4. Wellness and Prevention

5. Advanced Cultural Competency in Caring for Geriatric Patients

6. Appropriate Prescribing

7. Ethics

8. Financing and Organization of Health Care

9. Billing and Coding

10. Hospital Care

11. Long-Term Care

12. Home Care

13. Rehabilitation

14. Palliative Care


15. Emergency Care

16. Delirium

17. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

18. Depression

19. Balance, Gait and Mobility

20. Falls

21. Dizziness

22. Syncope

23. Urinary Incontinence

24. Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

25. Hearing Impairment

26. Visual Impairment and Eye Problems

27. Persistent Pain

28. Malnutrition and Feeding Problems

29. Frailty

30. Pressure Ulcers

31. Sleep Disorders

32. Sexual Health

33. Mistreatment and Neglect

34. Alcoholism

35. Driving


36. Hypertension

37. Coronary Artery Disease and Atrial Fibrillation

38. Congestive Heart Failure

39. Peripheral Vascular Disease

40. Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke

41. Diabetes Mellitus

42. Thyroid Disorders

43. Osteoporosis

44. Arthritis and Related Disorders

45. Foot Problems

46. Cancer

47. Anemia

48. Pulmonary Disease

49. Infectious Diseases

50. The Acute Abdomen

51. Benign Prostate Disease

52. Parkinson's Disease

53. Oral Disorders

54. Skin Problems

Publication Date 17-03-2021
Pages 574
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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