Identifying and Managing Sleep Issues in Primary Care
It is estimated that about 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep problems. Lack of sleep is associated with injuries, chronic and mental illnesses, lower quality of life, loss of productivity, and higher economic burden. This complimentary activity will help clinicians recognize, diagnose, and treat the different sleep-related problems that might affect their patient’s quality of life and reduce the chronic consequences of these disorders.
Identifying and Managing Osteoporosis in Primary Care
This complimentary activity will provide primary care clinicians with an update on osteoporosis and bone health. Current screening guidelines, modalities, and current prevention & treatment regimens will be highlighted.
The Role of Non-Statin Therapies for Management of ASCVD Risk
Presented by Dr. Paul Doghramji at PCN Destinations, this activity will review the latest guidelines and recommendations on cholesterol management, identify potential cholesterol-lowering therapies beyond statins and know when to utilize and recognize the indications for PCSK9 inhibitor therapy.
Complementary and Integrative Medicine: A Basic Primer – What’s Known and What Isn’t
Approximately one in three patients have used some form of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) in the last year. Most do not share their use of unconventional care with their primary care providers. PCPs need to be aware of the prevalence of CIM use in their practice and how it can impact outcomes for better and for worse.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Successful Treatment
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 15% of the population. They are a challenging group whose care can often be frustrating. This activity will explain why the diagnosis of IBS in 2020 is no longer a “diagnosis of exclusion”.
From Depression to Wellness in MDD
In primary care, a sizable number of patients have major depressive disorder (MDD). Of these, up to three quarters are either not treated or incompletely treated. This lack of proper treatment leads to significant reduction in quality of life and carries with it increased risk of morbidity and mortality.
Managing Sleep Health in Primary Care
This activity will help the clinician identify common sleep disorders seen in primary care. You will be better able to explain the sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythms and identify the most appropriate tools used to assess patients’ sleep health.
Clinical Updates in Migraine: Dawn of a New Day
This migraine activity will focus on issues surrounding diagnosis, management, and current treatment options. These activities were developed from the live migraine conference that took place in Irvine, CA on November 2, 2019.
Overcoming Barriers: Improving the Insulin Experience for Patients with Diabetes
This activity will assist prescribers in basal insulin initiation and titration in these individuals. We will focus on treatments that allow patients to “self-titrate” their insulin doses while minimizing their risk of hypoglycemia. Barriers to insulin initiation as well as cultural concerns for insulin therapy will be addressed.
Workup and Management of Anemia in the Elderly
This CME activity (recorded from the live webcast held on January 16, 2019) is designed to improve knowledge, attitude and behavior surrounding the awareness, workup and management of geriatric anemia. To accomplish these goals, practical information on differentiating and managing the various causes of geriatric anemia will be presented in an interactive format using real-world clinical cases likely to be seen in primary practice.