Based on AMA and CMA guidelines, this book provides core knowledge and practical instruction in the critical skills comprising the repertoire of the primary care physician as outlined by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and examined by the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX-II). Primary care standards govern the systematic process of symptom/sign recognition, cost-effective laboratory investigation, procedural diagnosis, proper follow-up, and case management for naturopathic physicians. These competencies will allow students to proceed to clinical rotations, independent medical practice, or further postgraduate studies. This book offers a program for mastering essential primary care skills, clinical knowledge, and professional behavior towards oneself, patients and families, colleagues, and the community. Emphasis is placed on problem-based case studies and small-group learning experiences that simulate actual primary care clinical practice.
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