In the nineteenth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will explore recent reports of subclinical myocarditis among those that have recovered from COVID-19. Faculty will also discuss how, as we move into flu season, we can understand the differences in COVID-19 and influenza when it comes to symptoms and outcomes in both the adult and pediatric populations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the mental health of Americans. Rates of depression, suicide and anxiety have all increased. This session will focus on the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on anxiety. Participants will learn how to support their patients in the context of increased isolation, infection fears and financial insecurity. The appropriate use of medications, including benzodiazepines, will also be reviewed. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This talk provides a brief summary of the alternative systems of healing and contrasts them with conventional modern medicine. Current use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in rheumatic diseases is described followed by dietary intervention and the role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases and the rationale for using probiotics. Current evidence-based findings for CAM in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia are reviewed and the role of platelet-rich plasma injections in treating arthritis.
Join Dr. Ty Gluckman as he dives deeper into the treatment of atrial fibrillation. This program will focus on rate and rhythm control and the pivotal role they play in alleviating symptoms of AF. Dr. Gluckman will discuss factors that would guide clinical decision making towards a strategy that focuses on rate vs rhythm control.
During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, association between diet/exercise and cancer, vaccination updates, dietary coconut oil, and milk preference in children. You don’t want to miss these updates!
Women’s Health in 2020: A Discussion About Menopause, Genitourinary Syndrome, and Hereditary Breast Cancer
Although women make up a majority of the population and typically the majority of primary care providers patient panel, it is well established that many gender specific needs of women, such as menopause and sexual health, are neglected, in part due to lack of women’s health education in these areas. In today’s panel, 3 women’s health experts will discuss 3 women’s health cases that highlight current data and best practice for management of early menopause, GSM, and women known to carry a genetic mutation that elevates their risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
In the age of COVID-19 it is more important than ever that clinicians take stock of their own stress levels and learn to manage them. Join Dr. Anne Jacobson and Dr Chuck Vega as they discuss strategies you can use to build mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care to cope with the stresses of clinical practice and avoid burnout. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/15/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Heart failure is a global pandemic that continues to increase in prevalence. Despite the availability of established and novel therapies, mortality and morbidity in heart failure remains high. Join us for this overview of heart failure classification and pathophysiology, the evidence base supporting various treatments, and current guideline recommendations. Despite being the most common sustained arrhythmia in practice, the ideal management strategy for atrial fibrillation remains elusive for many clinicians. Accordingly, this session will review the classification and initial workup of patients with atrial fibrillation, with further discussion of the primary treatment goals. Stroke prevention therapies will be reviewed, along with means to achieve rate and rhythm control. Tune in to learn about ongoing gaps in the care of patients with heart failure and/or atrial fibrillation and how a standardized approach can help improve outcomes.
This session will approach three challenging areas of infectious disease that the primary care clinician faces on a regular basis: sexually transmitted infections, vaccination, and hepatitis. In the past few years, there has been a tremendous rise in the incidence of sexually transmitted infections. Faculty will update the audience on recent developments in the management of patients with sexually transmitted infections. Also continually updated, are the guidelines on adult vaccination. This session will provide updates on the adult vaccination schedule. Lastly, faculty will discuss the epidemiology of viral hepatitis.
Join Dr. Charles Vega and Ashton Hyde, Esq. for part 2 of their series on malpractice suits and medical errors in primary care. Real life patient cases provide a practical and engaging format in which to discuss what to do—and not do—in daily practice to protect your patients from medical errors and yourselves from lawsuits.
Join us for the final COVID-19 Pulse session of 2020! In the twenty-third episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty revisit the discussion of monoclonal antibodies, with a more in-depth look at the recent data and recommendations on monoclonal antibody use in COVID-19. Our learners also continue to have many questions about the relationship between COVID-19 and thrombotic complications. This session will discuss those questions as well as prophylaxis and treatment for venous thromboembolism in patients with COVID-19. Faculty will conclude with a Q&A session to answer your most pressing COVID-19 questions, including those about recent vaccine updates. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/15/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This session examines health disparities in the U.S. and exposes unconscious bias that affects every aspect of daily life—including the practice of medicine. Tune in as Dr. Chuck Vega provides insights that can combat bias and guide primary care providers as we strive towards an inclusive environment that encourages connection and fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.