The 5 Minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult PDF


The 5 Minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult PDF


The 5 Minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult joins the 5-Minute Consult series. I’d say that it’s about time—literally, in the case of the busy practitioner. The specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and our patients deserve their own focus, and the 5-Minute format is one that works: It presents each topic within a standardized template, and the text is telegraphic and bulleted. It presents “what you need to know” about each topic.

The series title of “5-Minute Consult” suggests what is truly included in the book, namely the information that you might get from a very well-organized, knowledgeable, articulate, and focused colleague/specialist when you catch her or him for 5 minutes in the hall or the physician’s lounge.

Of course, when you talk with your colleague in the physician’s lounge, s/he may have been on call last night, may not have read the latest research paper, or may be a bit fuzzy on evidence and statistics.

For these reasons, The 5-Minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult offers you the expertise of specialists, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields.

Often, these experts are writing with a junior colleague whose energy and enthusiasm for the topic perfectly balances the senior author’s experience. The authors have offered you their wisdom—well-organized, essential, up-to-date information about a topic.

I thank them all sincerely for their willingness to participate in this project and to provide readers with their expertise in a distilled and highly useful format. Their knowledge is at your fingertips in this text.

In the process of editing this text, I have learned a great deal from my gracious and learned colleagues. I believe the text is well suited for the bookshelf of the general ob/gyn; a resident in ob/gyn, internal medicine, family medicine, or even pediatrics; or an advanced practice nurse or other clinician who cares for women. I believe that it complements and augments the other 5-Minute texts.