Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Join us as we discuss breast density and the use of supplemental imaging to assess risk for advanced breast cancer.
Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine Pap smears and bimanual exams in adolescents. This recommendation includes those planning on starting oral contraceptives or with possible sexually transmitted diseases. A recent study found nearly half of all such exams in this age group lack indications. While the evidence indicates a new direction, clinicians have been slow to change their practice. Join us as we discuss the reasons for these guidelines and review appropriate indications for these exams.
This podcast can help you to differentiate between normal age-related memory decline, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia so that you can diagnose your patients with memory loss correctly and provide them with the best management for their condition.
Fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is among the most common injuries seen by primary care providers. Yet, an insufficient evaluation or incomplete differential can lead to a missed diagnosis and significant morbidity for patients. This podcast provides a quick-hitting discussion of the evaluation and management of a FOOSH injury in a 20-year-old skateboarder.
In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer outlines how delivering bad news is a skill set that is necessary for clinicians. In a time when many families and patients face loss, this is an increasingly valuable ability. This episode reviews specific techniques to improve the delivery of bad news to patients. Understanding that giving bad news can cause increased vulnerability in the clinician, this podcast will also touch on how self-care after giving bad news is essential. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/27/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Listen to this podcast for a concise summary of the latest clinical practice guidelines for identifying glycemic targets and managing T2DM in various patient populations including, older adults, individuals with increased cardiac or renal risk, and those at risk for hypoglycemic events.
Episode 3: Coffee with Chopra
Join Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, in this installment of Coffee with Chopra, as he interviews his guest, Dr. Peng Fan, MD, about advances in rheumatology. In this session, the duo will discuss topics including: ANA testing, the revolution of biologics in rheumatology, stem cell treatment, the microbiome, and joint replacements.
Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato
The USPSTF recently issued a Draft Grade A recommendation that all at-risk patients be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent the transmission of HIV. This multi drug, single pill regimen can lower risk of HIV and potentially prevent lifelong burden of disease. While only a draft recommendation, the USPSTF expects, after stakeholder comment, to continue to support an A recommendation to offer for all patients who are increased risk.
Lifestyle management has proven effective for addressing modifiable health risks, but can be challenging for patients to implement and maintain. This session will focus on wellness coaching as an important component of healthy living, both for patients and providers. Participants will learn about the benefits of engaging patients in health and wellness coaching, and will discuss strategies for incorporating this practice into their own patient care setting(s).
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
In primary care we are tasked with treating multiple conditions, therefore many of our patients are on numerous medications. Some of these medications are prescribed to deal with side effects of other medications. Often clinicians may not be aware that they are treating preventable drug side effects and wind up prescribing even more medications. This causes a cascade effect that results in significant polypharmacy. Join us while we discuss this common phenomenon and strategies to minimize or avoid it entirely.
During this podcast, Dr. Diana Isaacs will give an in-depth review of the currently available pharmacologic options for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia. She will explain their differences and highlight shared decision-making strategies clinicians can employ during patient encounters to select therapies for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer will outline how certain symptoms are a manifestation of inability to cope with stressors. She will explain how previously well-managed patients who have learned to deal with their symptoms, may now face an exacerbation. Understanding how symptoms develop and putting them into context of the current situation will help both clinician and patient form a deeper alliance and thereby diminish patient suffering. 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.