An indispensable reference for optimizing patient care
Synthesizing the expert clinical advice of specialists who treat disorders of the nervous system, this book is an accessible, single-volume resource for primary care physicians requiring practical information on a range of neurological disorders. A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders provides readers with a firm foundation in neuroscience concepts that will enable them to make timely diagnostic, treatment, and referral decisions about common symptoms, including chronic pain, headache, seizures, numbness, and dizziness. Additional chapters cover specific categories of neurological disease, providing the reader with concise descriptions of the clinical manifestations, examination techniques, and treatment options for each.
- An outline at the start of each chapter aids rapid location of topics of interest
- Thorough coverage of history-taking and the physical examination
- "Pearls" and "Pitfalls" at the end of each chapter review fundamental concepts and provide helpful guideposts for managing each clinical situation
Packed with essential information on clinical neurosciences, this comprehensive book is ideal for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, residents in primary care specialties, and medical students.(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)