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Frankly Speaking CME 157


Heartburn - Why "Test and Treat" Is Best - Frankly Speaking EP 157Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Heartburn is a frequent complaint in primary care practices. The etiology is broad, from reflux to H. pylori infection and PUD. While many clinicians treat symptomatically, this may not lead to patient satisfaction. A recent network meta-analysis published in The BMJ, concluded that a ‘test and treat’ approach resulted in the lowest reports for patients to remain symptomatic at follow-up. 


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Release Date: 1/27/2020

Expiration Date: 5/10/2022

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the common etiology for dyspepsia
  • Appreciate ‘red flags’ when treating patients with dyspepsia
  • Learn the most effective approach for evaluation and management.


Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family Medicine
UMass Medical School/Baystate 

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Heartburn - Why "Test and Treat" Is Best - Frankly Speaking EP 157