Berkowitz's Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach

Berkowitz's Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach
6th Ed.
2020 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Carol D. Berkowitz, MD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-372-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-373-3
Pediatrics, Primary Care


New Edition! The reference of choice for pediatricians, residents, and medical students, this newly revised and expanded sixth edition provides clear, practice-oriented guidance on the core knowledge in pediatrics. Edited by a leading primary care authority with more than 100 contributors, this edition provides comprehensive coverage of hundreds of topics ranging from asthma and urinary tract infections to toilet training and adolescent depression.

More than 155 (including 5 brand-new) clinical chapters review pertinent epidemiology and pathophysiology and then give concise guidelines on what symptoms to look for, what alternative diagnoses to consider, what tests to order, and how to treat your patients.

New in the sixth edition:

  • • All chapters have been reviewed and updated to address current issues.
  • • Five new chapters, including Health Systems Science, Social Determination of Health: Principles, and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Trauma Informed Care.
  • • Case study questions have been enhanced, and resources have been revised.
  • • This edition is completely reorganized into 15 parts using a systems-based approach

This is an ideal reference for pediatricians, family physicians, medical students, residents, residency program directors, physician’s assistants, pediatric nurse practitioners, and nurses and it is perfect for use in continuity clinics.

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Score: 88/100
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Specialty Score: 2.47 Health Sciences - Pediatrics
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"This is the sixth edition of a comprehensive book about a primary care approach to pediatrics for clinicians caring for pediatric patients and their families. It is a well-presented, clinically relevant reference for primary care clinicians, including those in training, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and family medicine physicians. The author and contributors have done an excellent job of updating this edition as it was published in 2020, just before the coronavirus-19 pandemic."

-- Joseph Hageman, MD (Evanston Hospital) Doody's Review


The audience is meant to be primary care clinicians caring for pediatric patients. The case-based format provides a clinical approach to teaching readers, as the impetus for this book was based on a series of lectures in residency. The book meets the needs of this intended audience, which includes clinicians in training as well as practitioners. The author and contributors are credible and experienced.

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