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FAQ for Current Approaches to Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Failure to prescribe anticoagulation to prevent stroke in high-risk atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is a persistent and pervasive problem. Despite a multitude of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and five effective oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention, at least 30% of these patients remain unprotected. This talk will focus on understanding the root causes of the failure to prevent stroke crisis. The role of antithrombotic therapy, in particular direct oral anticoagulants, will be reviewed. Strategies for implementation of best practices for stoke prevention in AF will be highlighted.Guest: Gregory Piazza, MD, MS

Failure to prescribe anticoagulation to prevent stroke in high-risk atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is a persistent and pervasive problem. Despite a multitude of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and five effective oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention, at least 30% of these patients remain unprotected. This talk will focus on understanding the root causes of the failure to prevent stroke crisis. The role of antithrombotic therapy, in particular direct oral anticoagulants, will be reviewed. Strategies for implementation of best practices for stoke prevention in AF will be highlighted.


FAQ for Common Eye Problems Seen in Primary Care

This lecture will update the primary care provider (PCP) on current treatments for diabetic retinopathy, hypertension-related eye conditions, and glaucoma. These three entities are common conditions seen in many of our patients, and a better understanding of the current treatment patterns will improve communication between primary care and ophthalmology. Increasing the specialty knowledge base of the PCPs allows for better co-management and patient education of disease process, management options, and prognosis.Guest: Yvonne I. Chu, MD, MBA

This lecture will update the primary care provider (PCP) on current treatments for diabetic retinopathy, hypertension-related eye conditions, and glaucoma. These three entities are common conditions seen in many of our patients, and a better understanding of the current treatment patterns will improve communication between primary care and ophthalmology. Increasing the specialty knowledge base of the PCPs allows for better co-management and patient education of disease process, management options, and prognosis.


FAQ for Breast Cancer Screening Updates

This talk will review current breast cancer screening guidelines. It will explain different modalities used to screen for breast cancer. Dr. Marcus will discuss factors to consider in initiating screening and when to stop routine screening for breast cancer. She will also talk about how to explain inconclusive findings and breast density to patients.Guest: Erin Marcus, MD, MPH

This talk will review current breast cancer screening guidelines. It will explain different modalities used to screen for breast cancer. Dr. Marcus will discuss factors to consider in initiating screening and when to stop routine screening for breast cancer. She will also talk about how to explain inconclusive findings and breast density to patients.


FAQ for Caring for Me, Caring for You: Strategies to Pursue Personal Health and Create a Culture of Wellness

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.Guest: Catherine F. Pipas, MD, MPH

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.


Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Common, Serious, and Treatable

Industry Podcast Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Not for CME/CE Credit

Although heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is common and increasing in prevalence, persistent misconceptions, including a perceived lack of therapeutic options, limit its effective management.1,2 In this episode, featuring cardiologist Dr. John Ryan of the University of Utah, we will counteract these misconceptions through exploration of various HFpEF patient profiles, covering key aspects of HFpEF diagnosis and optimal management in inpatient and outpatient settings.


0.5 CME CREDIT

COVID-19 in the Office: Outpatient Management

Guest: Paul E. Sax, MDMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

0.50 CME

So much has changed concerning COVID-19 management, but few interventions are clearly beneficial in the outpatient management of patients. This podcast will try to answer some of the common questions community based providers have about handling their patients’ illness.


This talk will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain and how to best address them.


FAQ for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue is a very common presenting symptom in primary care but a small subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have persistent fatigue accompanied by multisystem complaints of unrefreshed sleep, post-exertional malaise, orthostatic symptoms, and cognitive impairment. Those with widespread pain and tenderness fit an alternative diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Both are severely debilitating illnesses of uncertain cause. This lecture discusses the evolving concepts regarding CFS and its relationship to FM. Diagnosis and treatment are discussed.Guest: Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

Fatigue is a very common presenting symptom in primary care but a small subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have persistent fatigue accompanied by multisystem complaints of unrefreshed sleep, post-exertional malaise, orthostatic symptoms, and cognitive impairment. Those with widespread pain and tenderness fit an alternative diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Both are severely debilitating illnesses of uncertain cause. This lecture discusses the evolving concepts regarding CFS and its relationship to FM. Diagnosis and treatment are discussed.


Easy Management of Statin Induced Myalgias - Frankly Speaking EP4

Have a patient with Statin Induced Myalgias? This episode will give you the best evidence on a simple and cost effective solution, and dispel common myths about this problem. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Have a patient with Statin Induced Myalgias? This episode will give you the best evidence on a simple and cost effective solution, and dispel common myths about this problem.


Most physicians are consumers of commercial air travel, and half of physicians have responded to a medical emergency on an airplane. Responding to a medical problem on an aircraft is one of the purest expressions of our Hippocratic Oath but provokes anxiety in many providers because of patient populations and conditions outside our normal scope of practice and the haphazard environment of an aircraft. Medical emergencies on flights are becoming more common as air travel is more accessible, people fly greater distances in larger aircrafts, and the inflight population ages. This talk will cover the pathophysiologic stress of commercial air travel, the approach to a midair patient and common inflight emergencies, interventions that can be performed in response to a medical emergency, the equipment available on the aircraft, as well as preparatory flight strategies for physicians. We will also discuss management considerations if asked to serve in other community medical emergencies such as encountering a motor vehicle accident.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Through fifteen quick-hitting cases, this session will review select dermatologic rashes and neoplasms, both benign and malignant, that are commonly encountered by primary care physicians. Clinical descriptions of acne, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis/eczema, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, tinea cruris/corporis/unguium, acrochordon, cherry angioma, seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are provided, followed by suggestions for treatment and management within the scope of primary care. Recommendations as to when to refer patients to Dermatology are noted. Reference atlas, textbook, website, and mobile application recommendations are also provided.