Offering quick access to the pathological conditions most commonly seen in the physician's office, this portable text/reference is ideal for administrative and clinical medical assistants who have responsibilities such as billing, coding, telephone screening, taking patient examinations, understanding diagnostic and treatment procedures, and putting together patient education programs. Reflecting the latest changes in the field, this fourth edition describes over 500 conditions and disorders, and includes ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes for each disease entry. A companion website enhances understanding with exercises, patient screening and patient teaching critical thinking questions, A and P web links, and certification exam review questions.
1. Mechanisms of Disease, Diagnosis, and Treatment 2. Developmental, Congenital, and Childhood Diseases and Disorders 3. Immunologic Diseases and Conditions 4. Diseases and Conditions of the Endocrine System 5. Diseases and Disorders of the Eye and Ear 6. Diseases and Conditions of the Integumentary System 7. Diseases and Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System 8. Diseases and Conditions of the Digestive System 9. Diseases and Conditions of the Respiratory System 10. Diseases and Conditions of the Circulatory System 11. Diseases and Conditions of the Urinary System 12. Diseases and Conditions of the Reproductive System 13. Neurological Diseases and Conditions 14. Mental Disorders 15. Disorders and Conditions Resulting from Trauma Appendix I: Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests Appendix II: Pharmacology Glossary Index