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Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors

Author(s): Michael R. Wiles, BS, MEd, DC, FCCS(C), Dean, College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Jonathan Williams, MEd, DC, DABCI, Associate Professor, College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Kashif A. Ahmad, MBBS, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Chiropractic Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763761578
  • Paperback    280 pages      © 2011
Price: $147.95 US List
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Doody's Book Review - 5 Stars!

Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors is a full-color reference on general dermatology for chiropractors and chiropractic students. With over 200 full-color photos and illustrations it is also a valuable resource for understanding the natural and complementary treatments available for many common skin disorders. Including a completely cross-referenced listing of conditions and treatments, this text is an ideal source of relevant dermatological information for chiropractic college dermatology instructors, chiropractic students, and practicing chiropractors.

Features include:

  • A review of the 50 major types of skin disorders, as well as some less common, rare and unusual conditions
  • Over 200 full-color photos, illustrations and tables
  • Patient Guide handouts
  • Case studies
  • End of chapter references
  • Discussion questions
  • Self assessment questions
  • PowerPoint slides available for instructors

Chiropractors see more skin than any other primary health provider, and have a perfect opportunity to make early diagnoses of serious skin conditions, such as malignant melanoma. In order to provide comprehensive patient care, chiropractic physicians must have a solid foundation of dermatology.

Features & Benefits

Features

  • A review of the 50 major types of skin disorders, as well as some less common, rare and unusual conditions
  • Over 200 full-color photos, illustrations and tables
  • Patient Guide handouts
  • Case studies
  • End of chapter references
  • Discussion questions
  • Self assessment questions
  • PowerPoint slides available for instructors  
Chapter  1  Introduction: The Role of Dermatology in Chiropractic Practice
Chapter  2  Wellness and the Skin
Chapter  3  Basic Biology of the Skin
Chapter  4  Pathophysiology of the Skin
Chapter  5  Clinical Dermatology, Part 1: History and Physical Examination
Chapter  6  Clinical Dermatology, Part 2: 50 Major Disorders and Their Management
Chapter  7  Therapeutics and Formulary
Chapter  8  Less Common, Rare and Unusual Conditions
Chapter  9  Sample Case Studies with Discussion Questions
Chapter  10  Sample Selected Response Questions for Self-Assessment

Michael R. Wiles, BS, MEd, DC, FCCS(C)-Dean, College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Michael R. Wiles, BS, MEd, DC, FCCS(C)

Dr. Wiles received his DC from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Canada in 1976.  He also received a BS degree from University of Toronto and a Master of Education degree from Brock University. He completed a residency in chiropractic sciences and was awarded one of the first earned Fellowships in the College of Chiropractic Sciences of Canada. He is currently Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

 

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Jonathan Williams, MEd, DC, DABCI-Associate Professor, College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Jonathan Williams, MEd, DC, DABCI

Dr. Williams received his DC from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (currently the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University) in 1989.   His BA is from University of Plano and a Master of Education degree is from Argosy University.  He earned a Diploma from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists in 1996 and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He was awarded the ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders 2004 Frank Hoffman Award for outstanding contributions to the Chiropractic Profession.   Dr. Williams is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Kashif A. Ahmad, MBBS, MS, PhD-Associate Professor, College of Chiropractic Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota

Kashif A. Ahmad, MBBS, MS, PhD

Dr. Ahmad received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from University of Karachi.   Following this he earned a Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from St. John's Institute of Dermatology, King’s College, School of Medicine, London, UK. Subsequent to this, he completed his PhD in physiology from National University of Singapore, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in lab medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Basic Sciences at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

 

  • "At first, I was surprised to see this book, feeling that with so many good medical books on the subject, what would distinguish this one? What does distinguish it is the direction it takes -- looking at wellness and screening, providing good information on basic biology and physiology, and then focusing on means of management that are inside the chiropractic scope of practice.

    This overview of dermatological conditions uses color illustrations and sample case reports to help educate chiropractic students undergoing their training in chiropractic college. The main reason for a book directed at chiropractors is that medical books include detailed information on testing and interventions that cannot be done by chiropractors. The focus here is on conservative management methods instead of more involved therapies and procedures. This is the first such book for chiropractic students.

    Chiropractors tend to see a lot of skin, so being able to identify pathology is critically important. The authors have done a yeoman's job here presenting this information, and I feel comfortable in recommending this for use in chiropractic education."

    ~ Dana Lawrence,  DC, MMedEd, Palmer College of Chiropractic (Doody's Book Review, 2010. Score: 95, 5 Stars!)

  • "It has been said that chiropractors see more skin than any other health care provider. We regularly look at skin on the back, an area notorious for malignant melanomas and rarely seen in a patient’s daily routine. Current dermatology tomes are written for medical students or medical doctors. Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors is written by chiropractors for chiropractors and as such has a more useable layout with several helpful sections.

    All the expected chapters are present. There is the Fifty Major Disorders and Their Management and fifty additional ones in case you haven’t had enough. The pictures are comprehensive, well-titled and relate accurately to the text. The sub-headings on aetiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, course and treatment are succinct and informative. There are helpful chapters on identifying and classifying skin lesions to assist in diagnosis.

    It is safe to assume the most chiropractors will never see most of these conditions described in the book.  Indeed, from some of the more ghastly photographs, I hope I never see them. However, most chiropractors will see some of these conditions regularly and have the confidence to diagnose them correctly.  For the occasional unusual case the Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors will be, well, essential."

    ~ Matthew Bennett, DC, FCC (Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors)

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ISBN-13: 9780763761578

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