Urban Family Medicine

  • Richard B. Birrer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Urban Family Physician

    1. Steven K. Rothschild
      Pages 1-5
    2. Richard Sadovsky
      Pages 6-10
  3. The Urban Family

    1. Janice L. Benson
      Pages 11-17
    2. Alvin H. Strelnick, Margaret Gilpin
      Pages 18-26
    3. Alvin H. Strelnick, Margaret Gilpin
      Pages 27-41
  4. Physician-Patient Interaction

    1. Sim S. Galazka, George Drake
      Pages 42-50
    2. David B. Brecher, Ross L. Egger
      Pages 58-61
    3. Steven Marc Simons
      Pages 62-71
  5. Medical Records

    1. Joseph Kertesz
      Pages 72-81
  6. Urban Preventive Medicine

    1. Richard Wender, Donald Balaban
      Pages 82-91
  7. Common Medical Problems in the Urban Sector

    1. D. Clare Fried, S. Kenneth Schonberg
      Pages 92-97
    2. Frederick B. Cooley
      Pages 98-105
    3. James D. Lomax
      Pages 106-116
    4. Martin Kesselman, Cornelius W. Sullivan, Carl I. Cohen
      Pages 117-124
    5. Alan B. Steinbach
      Pages 125-134
  8. The Primary Care Team

    1. Ludlow Creary, Ernest Yen
      Pages 135-138
    2. Linda Roscetti-Danon, Connie Brignole
      Pages 139-146
    3. Jacquelynn K. Otte
      Pages 147-153
    4. Robert L. Perkel
      Pages 154-162
    5. Patrick T. Dowling
      Pages 171-191
    6. Richard B. Birrer, Howard Weinstein, Laney McHarry
      Pages 192-199
    7. Donnie J. Self
      Pages 200-207
  9. Systems and Subsystems of Urban Medical Care

    1. Joshua Freeman, John C. Payne, L. Creary, E. Yen
      Pages 208-219
  10. Cross-Cultural Medicine

    1. Patrick T. Dowling
      Pages 220-221
    2. Patrick T. Dowling, Glenn Lopez
      Pages 222-227
    3. Gertrude Novak
      Pages 235-237
    4. Hong Van Duong
      Pages 238-242
  11. Training for Inner-City Family Practice

  12. Important Issues in Family Practice

    1. Robert R. Moore, Greg B. Gates
      Pages 255-263
    2. Nancy Neveloff Dubler
      Pages 264-271
    3. Donald J. Balaban, Neil I. Goldfarb
      Pages 272-280
    4. Wm. MacMillan Rodney
      Pages 281-284
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 285-287

About this book


Now, more than ever, Family Medicine is alive and well in the United States. The base of this medical specialty has traditionally been in the smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas of this country. Over the past decade, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary care in our major metropolitan areas as a solution to the high tech subspecialty pace of the tertiary care environment. A rebirth of urban family medicine has accompanied these pioneering efforts. To date, the accomplishments are substantial and the prospects are bright. There is still a long way to go and there are a significant number of hurdles to cross. Although diseases are generally the same wherever you are, their effects as illness on the individual and the family are strongly influenced by the environment and social milieu. Urban families have distinctive and diverse problems-cultural, economic, and ethnic. Training pro­ grams situated in the large cities must recognize these issues and include special emphasis on the situations that the family physician is likely to encounter during and after his training. There is very little research literature on the background and nature of special urban problems and these areas are the subject of several chapters of this long overdue volume devoted specifically to urban family medicine. Dr. Birrer has persuaded true experts to share their knowledge with the reader.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard B. Birrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family PracticeSUNY—Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9088-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4624-4
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