Through three case presentations, Dr. Fan will discuss how the clinical history, physical examination, and specific laboratory and imaging studies allow you to diagnose a patient with a degenerative or inflammatory arthritis. Learn when aspiration of a joint is required and how monoarthritis should be evaluated.
Practice-changing updates to the medical literature that are hot off the presses! Join Dr. Pam Kushner to discuss important changes in the 2021 ADA guidelines and examine recently published research on atrial fibrillation, lipids, reducing cardiovascular risk, coconut oil, patient communication, and much more!
Keeping up with the many new drugs approved for use each year is a constant challenge. However only a small number of new drugs each year are novel, work by a new mechanism, and are relevant for primary care practice. This talk provides a balanced evaluation of these important novel drugs, and will address efficacy, side effects, cost, and the impact on primary care practice. In addition, we will discuss at length the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccines available in the U.S. through Emergency Use Authorization.
What do primary care providers need to know about pulmonary issues such as asthma and chronic cough? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
The percentage of individuals with T2D achieving A1C <7% worsened from 2015-2018. Therapeutic inertia—failure to initiate or intensify treatment in a timely manner—is largely responsible for this problem. This program will support PCPs in overcoming therapeutic inertia through timely initiation and advancement of treatment with GLP-1 RAs.
In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.
Over the last year, important papers have been published that impact women’s health. In this 60-minute presentation, these important articles will be reviewed and cover topics from CVD risk and associated factors during the menopause transition, risk of breast cancer and menopausal hormone therapy, risk reducing medications for women at an elevated risk of breast cancer, the role of testosterone in postmenopausal women.
Refresh your skills in managing common cardiovascular conditions in your primary care patient population during this session. Cardiology specialist Ty Gluckman, MD, will review important updates and considerations for managing your patients with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and heart failure.
This pandemic required communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 panel, faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.