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FAQ for Case Studies in Pulmonary Medicine for the Primary Care Clinician

This talk will focus on several pulmonary topics that often arise in the primary care setting. I have chosen these topics based on scenarios that are common and confusing. For instance, I will review my approach to patients who come to clinic with a diagnosis of asthma for whom the clinical suspicion is low including spirometry and methacholine challenge interpretation. Next, we will review the evidence for using long term oxygen therapy in respiratory patients including the various oxygen delivery systems. I will also cover the approach to chronic cough when the typical therapies have failed to improve symptoms. I will finish with the current evidence and approach to lung cancer screening. If time remains we will answers additional questions from the audience.Guest: Timothy J. Scialla, MD

This talk will focus on several pulmonary topics that often arise in the primary care setting. I have chosen these topics based on scenarios that are common and confusing. For instance, I will review my approach to patients who come to clinic with a diagnosis of asthma for whom the clinical suspicion is low including spirometry and methacholine challenge interpretation. Next, we will review the evidence for using long term oxygen therapy in respiratory patients including the various oxygen delivery systems. I will also cover the approach to chronic cough when the typical therapies have failed to improve symptoms. I will finish with the current evidence and approach to lung cancer screening. If time remains we will answers additional questions from the audience.


0.25 CME CREDIT

In this podcast, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, MD will answer frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting older adults. She will explain some of the unique issues with testing seniors for COVID-19 and explore the challenges in long-term care settings during an infectious disease outbreak. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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


Coffee with Chopra: Episode 1
0.5 CME CREDIT

Advances in Diabetes and Reflections on Care

Episode 1: Coffee with Chopra

0.50 CME

Join Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, hepatologist, author, speaker, and thought leader as he interviews his guest, Dr. Martin Abrahamson, endocrinologist and associate professor at Harvard Medical School as they discuss major advances in diabetes as well as the promise of stem cell treatment, diet and weight loss in patients with diabetes, and advances in continuous glucose monitoring. The pair will end their conversation discussing what they have learned from patients over the years.


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 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.


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.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Join sleep specialist Dr. Alon Avidan for this podcast as he reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of insomnia. He will use a specific patient case to discuss how insomnia often presents in the primary care setting and evolves over time. He will highlight the best diagnostic tools and explain how in addition to pharmacologic treatments, cognitive and behavioral therapy can be used for treatment of insomnia.


FAQ for Chronic Pain: 20/20 Vision in 60 Minutes

Guest: Esther M. Benedetti, MD, FIPP


FAQ for Re-Engineering Your Clinical Practice for the Patient and Clinician Well-Being

Among physicians and other healthcare practitioners, burnout has reached epidemic proportions. Many physicians feel overworked and frustrated. This session will be designed to offer tips so that you can work more efficiently and get home earlier from your day. The goal of this session is not just to avoid burnout, but to give you at least a few tools to use every day in your practice that will move you closer to thriving at work. While being mindful of practice resource constraints, we will discuss being more efficient with your EMR, utilizing your team to respond to messages, streamlining the refill process and reducing the frustrations from difficult patients. Guest: Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP

Among physicians and other healthcare practitioners, burnout has reached epidemic proportions. Many physicians feel overworked and frustrated. This session will be designed to offer tips so that you can work more efficiently and get home earlier from your day. The goal of this session is not just to avoid burnout, but to give you at least a few tools to use every day in your practice that will move you closer to thriving at work. While being mindful of practice resource constraints, we will discuss being more efficient with your EMR, utilizing your team to respond to messages, streamlining the refill process and reducing the frustrations from difficult patients.