Thomas F. Heston

Washington State University

Dr. Thomas F. Heston is a practicing primary care physician and Clinical Associate Professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, Spokane, Washington. After graduating from St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Heston went on to do his internship at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He has practiced rural family medicine in an underserved region of Idaho and subsequently as a hospitalist physician. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has practiced primary care medicine for more than 25 years. His primary research focus is the integration of technology into frontline medicine.

4books edited

3chapters authored

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The medical specialty of primary care addresses the basic and fundamental healthcare needs of individuals, the family, and the larger community. Its reach starts at pre-conception and extends to global health and medical issues. Primary care issues include chronic medical problems, surgery, and community-wide health threats such as worldwide global pandemics, terrorism in all of its forms, and domestic violence. This book reviews eight topics including chronic medical issues like chronic fatigue syndrome, the response of primary care clinicians to global pandemics, and how patients and physicians are symbolized in comics. From top experts in the field, this book will improve your ability to practice primary care and to appreciate the broad demands placed upon primary care clinicians.

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