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Book details
  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Clinical Medicine
  • Language:English
  • Pages:216
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667803081
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667803074

The Qi of Taking a Medical History and Performing a Physical Examination

by Frank Seinsheimer III M.D.

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Overview
What attitude, what behavior, what philosophical and psychological approach to the clinical practice of medicine will result in excellence in the practice of clinical medicine? Dr. Frank Seinsheimer discusses the basics of the clinical practice of medicine, namely the art and science of medical history taking and physical examination performance. Dr. Seinsheimer presents a cornucopia of true vignettes highlighting inadequate history taking and inadequate physical examination performance to illustrate his points. The many examples presented provide "second hand experience" to the reader. This book is oriented toward medical providers in their training including medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioner students.
Description
What attitude, what behavior, what philosophical and psychological approach to the clinical practice of medicine will result in excellence in the practice of clinical medicine? Dr. Frank Seinsheimer discusses the basics of the clinical practice of medicine, namely the art and science of medical history taking and physical examination performance. Dr. Seinsheimer presents a cornucopia of true vignettes highlighting inadequate history taking and inadequate physical examination performance to illustrate his points. The many examples presented provide "second hand experience" to the reader. This book is oriented toward medical providers in their training including medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioner students.
About the author
Frank Seinsheimer III, M.D. is a graduate of Walnut Hills High School, Yale University, and Harvard Medical School. He trained in Orthopedic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in Hand Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He spent over 37 years in the private practice of Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery in Montgomery County, Maryland. Dr. Seinsheimer has trained for over thirty in martial arts and has black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Japanese Jujitsu. Dr. Seinsheimer has written five books. The first, "Unarmed Defense Against Weapons", covers the subject of realistic streetwise self-defense against an attack by an armed assailant. The second, "Poetical Commentary", contains poems, many of which are commentary about life, the universe and everything. The third, "The Qi of the Scalpel" is a medical memoir which covers his medical training and post graduate years of practice. The fourth book, "The Qi of Personal Finance and Investing: A Heretic's Guide", covers his heretical opinions regarding the standard advice and management of most financial advisors and managers. This book, Dr. Seinsheimer's fifth book, covers his ideas concerning the basics of the clinical practice of medicine, namely the taking of the medical history and the performance of the physical examination.
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