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By determining the target of inflammation in the joint and the distribution of affected joints, a clinician can distinguish among non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis), other non-inflammatory rheumatic conditions (like fibromyalgia), and inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis) and inflammatory enthesitis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis). Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This lecture will focus on known and established pathogenesis of HIV, emphasizing the damage to the immune system as well as illnesses that primary care clinicians may encounter. With expanded knowledge of therapeutic strategies to regain and maintain health, you can address complications that arise with your patients and recognize when to refer. The faculty will also discuss issues that an aging HIV population may face and how to treat them. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This talk will focus on several common and confusing topics and scenarios that often arise in the primary care practice setting. The faculty will review an approach to patients who come into the clinic with a diagnosis of asthma for whom the clinical suspicion is low that includes spirometry and methacholine challenge interpretation. Next, the talk will cover the evidence for using long-term oxygen therapy in respiratory patients and the various oxygen delivery systems. The faculty will also discuss the approach to chronic cough when typical therapies have failed to improve systems as well as current evidence and approach to lung cancer screening. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/6/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This talk will help the primary care clinician recognize and manage depression in the primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Obesity has reached epidemic levels in the U.S., and it is a contributor to the development of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, some forms of cancer, and many other diseases. It is imperative that primary care clinicians incorporate obesity care into their medical practice. This presentation will address a practical and time efficient approach for the assessment of patients with obesity and help to formulate a treatment plan. The medical paradigm of lifestyle management, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery will be reviewed along with guidance on how to intensify therapy when indicated. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Research consistently shows that sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction. Yet sexual dysfunctions are common, and they impact relationships, self-esteem, and quality of life. Clinicians often feel inadequately trained to address these issues. In this talk, faculty will present on several key topics regarding sexuality and sexual dysfunction: approaches to discussing sexual issues with patients, common sexual problems for men and women, treatment of sexual dysfunction, and indicators for specialist referral. The faculty will also review the changing socio-sexual climate today and how these trends may impact the lives of your patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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The opioid epidemic has gripped the nation and shows no signs of slowing down. While the primary driver of opioid deaths is fentanyl, the opioid epidemic started from an increase in opioid prescriptions in the 1990s. The government and healthcare agencies have a number of proposals and initiatives centered around the 2016 CDC guidelines regarding opioid therapy to decrease the availability of prescription opioids. Despite the national climate regarding opioid use and the concerted push to decrease opioid consumption, many patients continue to push providers for opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain. There are multiple risk mitigation strategies that can help providers identify non-compliant patients and decrease the risk of harm. Providers are encouraged to wean patients down or off opioids and promote non-opioid pharmacotherapy and multidisciplinary therapies.


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The epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes has changed dramatically in the past few decades, with lower overall incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) -- particularly ST elevation MI -- and improved survival after an incident MI. The diagnosis and classification of MI is challenging, particularly in the era of sensitive troponin assays. Clinicians must be aware of the frequent occurrence and causes of troponin elevations from conditions other than MI. Following diagnosis, risk stratification for patients with non-ST elevation ACS is critical to making prudent decisions and selecting among the multitude of different options for invasive and medical therapies. When considering potent antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies, it is of paramount importance to also consider bleeding risk. Primary care clinicians play a critical role in determining the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy, ensuring appropriate use and adherence to evidence-based medical therapies, and addressing lifestyle factors that can help prevent or modify the course after an ACS event.


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In this session Dr. Chopra, a world renowned hepatologist, thinker, inspirational speaker and bestselling author will simulate commonly posed curbside and email questions to a hepatologist from a primary care clinician. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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After this session, you will be able to assess risk of medical errors and prevent them in your medical practices. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published. This online activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for APRNs, 1 hour on Medical Errors (approved as of 2/10/20). This activity meets the criteria of the Florida Board of Medicine; approval is not required. CE Broker Provider #50-27480, Activity #20-766570


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This session aims to refresh your knowledge and stimulate interest in performing a thorough and focused physical exam (PE), particularly in the geriatric population. Whether part of a Medicare evaluation or a routine office visit, the PE provides an opportunity to develop rapport, trust, and potentially to discover clinically significant findings that might otherwise have gone unrecognized. A series of brief scenarios will be used to illustrate important yet basic concepts such as differentiation between normal age-related findings versus indicators of worrisome disease processes and atypical presentation of disease. Now, Let’s Get Physical! Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.75 CME CREDIT

The faculty will discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism. The indications and targets for thyroid hormone replacement will be reviewed, including those for subclinical hypothyroidism. There are special conditions influencing selection of thyroid preparation and adjustment of dose that will be discussed: thyroid cancer, persistent hypothyroid symptoms, cardiac disease, and interfering drugs. The systematic approach to the evaluation of hyperthyroidism will feature the appropriate selection of tests and imaging studies, and application of new guidelines. Participants will learn about the treatment of hyperthyroidism with anti-thyroid drugs and receive guidance on selection of drug and assessing response to therapy. New guidelines on the treatment of thyroid disease associated with infertility and pregnancy will be described.