Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, and the pathophysiology, prevention strategies, screening, and treatments are often different from men. This session will discuss differences and similarities in heart disease between women and men and offer recommendations for prevention, evaluation and treatment.
Neurology Pearls will provide the primary care clinician with the most up-to-date knowledge needed to identify and treat commonly seen neurological outpatient diagnoses including headache, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, tremor, and seizure vs. syncope.
Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Endocrinology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. 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.
Episode 10: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Most healthcare professionals understandably don’t view themselves as biased, especially when it comes to practicing medicine, but recent data show that physician bias still permeates the healthcare profession and leads to suboptimal communication and poorer outcomes. And did you know that bias goes both ways? Patient bias towards physicians and the healthcare industry can play an important role as well. Dr. Hall attacks these biases head-on and offers best practices to improve overall communication with your patients.
This activity will provide an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), with minimal diagnostic testing. The faculty will describe evidence-based treatment guidelines and discuss the efficacy of over-the-counter and prescription agents prioritized within the guidelines. This will help you navigate the progress from patient education to diet plus over-the-counter agents to prescription agents.
Episode 12: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Literature consistently shows lower engagement in advance-care-planning among ethnic and racial minority groups when compared to Whites. A recent study with a nationally representative sample reported that only 18% of ethnic minority participants completed advance directives compared to 34% of White respondents. Studies in hospital settings also found lower rates of discussion about advance-care-planning with a physician during the hospitalization among racial/ethnic minority patients when compared to Whites. Given that engagement in advance-care-planning and end-of-life discussions positively influences the quality of life near its end, a lower engagement in these meaningful discussions among ethnic minorities can lead to inadequate care at the last stage of life, exacerbating earlier health disparities. There are also significant differences in the treatment of pain in African Americans, as well as the perception of pain, and potential for abuse.
Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Rheumatology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. 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.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multi-factorial disease, and its prevalence continues to rise. Lifestyle changes remain a key component of the interventions that require patient participation to initiate and sustain. Additionally, several pharmacological options are available to address the various pathophysiological factors involved in T2DM. Some of these agents have demonstrated cardiovascular benefit, and the renoprotective effect of certain medications has also been investigated with promising results. This knowledge helps PCPs to use appropriate pharmacological agents to individualize treatment plans while following the principles of patient centered care.
Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Nephrology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Bipolar disorder is common, affecting approximately 1% of the population. Individuals most often initially seek help in primary care settings, but diagnosis can be challenging even for seasoned clinicians. This presentation will review common and uncommon presentations of bipolar, including tips to making the diagnosis. Initial treatment strategies will also be discussed.
Axial spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis (axSpA/AS) imparts a significant burden on patients and caretakers. It negatively affects not only patient well-being and quality of life but also productivity during the prime of patients’ working lives. PCPs at the frontlines of care for patients with back pain are ideally positioned to identify individuals who may be suffering from axSpA/AS. Identification relies on a thorough understanding of the disease and its characteristics in addition to a high index of suspicion. This education will help PCPs to shorten the delay between symptom presentation and diagnosis and to improve rates of referral to rheumatology for diagnostic evaluation and confirmation.
Episode 1: Coffee with Chopra
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.