The 5-Minute Patient Advisor offers busy clinicians much-needed assistance in counseling patients about their illnesses and treatments. The book contains concise, complete patient information sheets about medical/surgical conditions, based on the expert advice in Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2001 and written in easily understandable layperson's terms. These information sheets can be photocopied and used as "handouts" to answer most of the questions that patients are likely to have and to increase the patient's and family's understanding of the diagnosis. Diseases and problems are presented in the famous 5-Minute format. The 5-Minute Patient Advisor and Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2001 can be purchased together as a low-priced package and both books are also available electronically on Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2001 CD-ROM .