Best Practices in Primary Care: Focus on Osteoporosis

This complimentary 1-hour live CME webcast 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.

Reduce Progression of Kidney Disease in Patients with Diabetes

In this CME activity, Dr. Javier Morales discusses the therapeutic interventions that will delay progression of diabetic kidney disease, as well as early screening utilizing UACR, eGRF and the KDIGO heat map. The association of medical renal disease and cardiovascular risk will be addressed as well.

Evaluation and Management of IBS and CIC

This CME activity, “Evaluation and Management of IBS and CIC”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 12, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, faculty will discuss the role of Rome-IV criteria and other tests used for diagnosing IBS, as well as differentiating the different subtypes of IBS. The faculty reviews the benefits and limitations of IBS and CIC prescription medications and how to individualize treatment based on current evidence-based guidelines.

Immunizing Your Adult Patients

This CME activity, “Immunizing Your Adult Patients”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 12, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, the faculty reviews the different types of immunizations, discusses the importance of shared clinical decision-making, and reviews the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for adult immunizations.

Menopause: A Review of Systemic Impact and Current Treatment Guidelines

This CME activity, “Menopause: A Review of Systemic Impact and Current Treatment Guidelines”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 13, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, the faculty explains the biological, physiological, and psychological impact of menopause, reviews the current guidelines for hormone replacement therapy, and discusses non hormonal alternatives to menopausal associated conditions.

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.

Resources for the Recognition and Management of Long-COVID in Primary Care

Medical knowledge on the recognition and management of what is variously called “post-COVID syndrome”, “long COVID”, and multiple other descriptions is accumulating rapidly in response to an “epidemic within the pandemic”. The focus of this blog is to identify useful resources for primary care. Many of these resources are being continuously updated as knowledge evolves.

New Recommendation for Prediabetes Screening and Intervention from USPSTF

On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised their recommendations for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes screening. The revision includes a recommendation that screening of all overweight and obese adults should begin at age 35 rather than age 40, per their previous recommendation in 2015.