The talk will focus on tobacco cessation as a priority for health care providers. It will review five basic ways to get tobacco users to quit, including tobacco cessation treatment. The speaker will discuss the principles of tobacco cessation, and a streamlined approach that emphasizes the use of telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling known as "quitlines." It touches on other resources for cessation. Learners will receive an overview of the major types of pharmacotherapy and how to prescribe them for patients. However, providers will be reminded that pharmacotherapy is not recommended for certain special populations. The speaker will also touch on other forms of tobacco products that providers should be aware of, including electronic nicotine delivery devices (e-cigarettes or vaping products) and hookah.
Changing Paradigms in the Diagnosis and Management of Erectile Dysfunction and Hypogonadism (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
Over 40% of men over the age of 50 will suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) or hypogonadism and these conditions often co-exist in many men. Clinicians should be aware of the new 2018 American Urologic Association (AUA) ED guidelines and how the paradigm of ED treatments has now changed. In addition, over the past 5 years there have been numerous controversies with the diagnosis and management of hypogonadism. Clinicians should be aware of these controversies and should be familiar with the new 2018 AUA and Endocrine guideline on testosterone therapy.
Caring for Me, Caring for You: Strategies to Pursue Personal Health and Create a Culture of Wellness (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
The session will overview the challenge and impact of burnout, explore factors that threaten individual and organizational wellness, and discuss evidence-based strategies for leading change at the personal and the systems level. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on personal health priorities while strengthening their commitment to a culture of wellness. They will discuss the process of change and critically analyze and choose areas for personal improvement beginning with a needs assessment and ending with an actionable health improvement plan. Participants will receive time, tools and strategies to succeed personally and to partner with colleagues to create greater impact.
Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.
Many physicians consciously (or unconsciously) avoid talking to patients about weight loss, although 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. Meanwhile, the public is constantly bombarded with “solutions” that don’t work from friends, social media, and beyond. How can we compete with that volume of misinformation in a fifteen-minute office visit? There are two tools that can empower providers to address obesity in an effective and efficient manner: motivational interviewing and dietary recalls. This talk will teach the basic introductory skills needed to immediately incorporate these interventions into your practice. Additionally, this talk will address the popular gluten-free diet, and how it may or may not help patients beyond those diagnosed with celiac disease. The more physicians prioritize dietary interventions, the more our patients will, too.
"Wow, I Am Glad I Knew That!" a Review of Recent Practice-Changing Clinical Guidelines and Evidence (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
The amount of information available in the form of clinical trials and cohort studies is overwhelming, especially for primary care clinicians. Moreover, practice guidelines do not always reflect what is feasible or even best practice in specific clinical settings. This session will highlight some of the strongest research and guidelines that may alter clinical practice, with a focus on literature published in the past year. Every participant should take away several practical points that help them provide better patient care. The session will have an interactive component, which will allow for different perspectives and collective wisdom to make the best use of current evidence.
Expert faculty will discuss the most recent and talked about articles published in the past year.
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Review the latest research on the impact of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners (NNS) on mortality, disease, and intermediate outcomes like microbiome and gut hormones.
Lifestyle management has proven effective for addressing modifiable health risks, but can be challenging for patients to implement and maintain. This session will focus on wellness coaching as an important component of healthy living, both for patients and providers. Participants will learn about the benefits of engaging patients in health and wellness coaching, and will discuss strategies for incorporating this practice into their own patient care setting(s).
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Frankly Speaking, Live! This episode, recorded live from Pri-Med South, will review four recent publications that help guide milk consumption in children and adults.
The American Academy of Neurology recently published the first updated practice guideline on mild cognitive impairment since 2001. Listen to this week’s episode for an overview of the updated practice guideline, which includes a systematic review of prevalence, prognosis, screening, and treatment research with clear recommendations for practicing clinicians. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP
The American Academy of Neurology recently published the first updated practice guideline on mild cognitive impairment since 2001. Listen to this week’s episode for an overview of the updated practice guideline, which includes a systematic review of prevalence, prognosis, screening, and treatment research with clear recommendations for practicing clinicians