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Family Medicine CME

Family Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care

February 11-15, 2013 (8:00am-12:15pm)
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)
Course #SEMLA-2720130211
Price: $695.00 - $845.00

by Robert S. Fawcett, M.D., M.S.Ed. - Penn State Hershey School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine; Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, York Hospital, York, PA; Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine; Michael A. Malone, M.D. - Penn State College of Medicine; Assistant Professor and Medical Director, Department of Family Medicine, Hershey, PA and Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D. - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine; Professor of Family Medicine and Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Family Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Robert Fawcett - Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Family Physician of the Year Recipient!
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OVERALL OBJECTIVES: Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the etiologies and the clinical presentations of the commonly seen disorders presented; indicate diagnostic tests available and the suggested use for making a diagnosis; implement available treatment options and appropriate long-term care when indicated. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

When indicated in the specific objectives, emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to refer. This course was designed to inter-relate the disorders presented in an effort to help all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician integrate their medical knowledge with other providers and specialists. By doing this, it will provide them with the competence to appropriately diagnose and refer or effectively treat their patients’ conditions to optimize their care.

Specific ObjectivesClick here to view/print the Specific Topic Learning Objectives for this course.

Day 1 Anemia – A Finding, Not Yet a Diagnosis. Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Diagnosis and Treatment. Chronic Pain. Update on COPD.
Day 2 Asthma Update. Foot and Ankle Injuries. Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertensive Patients. Treating Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Day 3 Coronary Artery Heart Disease in Women. Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention. Domestic Violence. The Knee: A Critical Evaluation of Two Common Problems.
Day 4 Migraine Headaches – Update on Diagnosis and Treatment. Adult Health Screening and Immunizations – Evidence-Based Approach. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Dyspepsia.
Day 5 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dementia. Hormonal Contraceptives: Good, Bad and Controversial. Use and Interpretation of Thyroid Tests.

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