Updated for its Seventh Edition, Principles of Ambulatory Medicine is the definitive reference for all clinicians caring for adult ambulatory patients. It provides in-depth coverage of the evaluation,management, and long-term course of all clinical problems addressed in the outpatient setting. A major focus is on preventive care, grounded in excellent patient-physician communication. This edition features increased coverage of preventive care, particularly the impact of genetic testing as a disease predictor. For easy reference, the book is organized by body system and each chapter begins with an outline of key topics. References to randomized controlled clinical trials, meta-analyses, and consensus-based recommendations are boldfaced.