Primary Care Pulse: Live on December 9, 2020

Pri-Med's weekly web series, Primary Care Pulse, features live conversations about timely topics and concerns facing primary care clinicians. 
These short educational sessions provide opportunities for interactive Q&A with our expert faculty.


  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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12-12:30PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiology Updates: Cardiac Calcium Scoring 

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA


Session Description to Come

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/09/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science (CARDS), Providence Heart Institute, Providence St. Joseph Health, Portland, OR

12:40-1:25PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiovascular Medicine

The Interconnected Cardio-Renal-Metabolic (CRM) Systems 

Eugene Wright Jr, MD | Narenda Singh, MD, FRCPC, FCCS, FACC, FAHA


The objectives of the program are to: 

  • Review the interconnected nature of the CRM systems 
  • Identify the shared risk factors that contribute to the development and progression of clinically comorbid conditions within these systems
  • Discuss the impact of coexisting conditions of the CRM systems and the continuum of risk
  • Highlight a collaborative care approach for patients who are at risk for or have established disorders of the CRM systems

Eugene Wright Jr, MD

Consulting Associate, Department of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Fayetteville, North Carolina

Narenda Singh, MD, FRCPC, FCCS, FACC, FAHA

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Director, Clinical Research-NSC Cardiology, Johns Creek, Georgia

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

1:35-2:05PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Diseases

Influenza: Your Questions Answered (December 2020) 

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP | Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH


Get your influenza questions answered during this live 30-minute Q&A session, hosted by primary care specialist, Pamela Kushner MD, and infectious disease specialist, Kalpana Gupta MD, MPH. The duo will start the session with a brief patient case and answers to common questions they receive, followed by an open question and answer period.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/09/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Professor, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Director, Kushner Wellness Center, Los Alamitos, CA

Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH

Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH

Chief of Infectious Diseases, VA Boston Healthcare System, Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

2:15-3PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2


  • Review the pathophysiology of T2DM that contributes to hyperglycemia
  • Understand the role of the kidney in glucose regulation
  • Review a treatment option for adults with T2DM

Juan P. Frias, MD

Dr. Frias is currently Medical Director and Principal Investigator of National Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Frías has held academic positions at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He has been involved in diabetes and metabolism-related research for over 25 years and has authored numerous publications in this field including publications in The Lancet, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cell Metabolism, Diabetes Care and Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism.

Sponsored by Merck