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Family Medicine CME

Family Medicine: A Review and Update of Common Clinical Problems

June 17-21, 2013 (8:00am-12:15pm)
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)
Course #SEMLA-2720130617
Price: $695.00 - $845.00

by Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D. - University of Maryland School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Baltimore Medical System, Inc., Baltimore, MD; Lisa R. Ferentz, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C., DAPA - The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc.; Founder and President; Clinical Social Worker, Private Practice and Clinical Social Work Consultant, Baltimore, MD; Alyson N. Owen, M.D. - Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology; Director of Quality Assurance, Echocardiography Laboratory, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and Mozella Williams, M.D. - University of Maryland School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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OVERALL OBJECTIVES: Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the etiologies and recognize 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 or practitioner relate their practice strategies with other providers and specialists. By doing this, it will provide them with increased 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 Improving Compliance. The Primary Care Physician’s Role in Ameliorating Domestic Abuse. Routine Adult Care. The Primary Care Physician's Role in Home Care Delivery.
Day 2 Smoking Cessation. Updates on COPD Management. Headache. Updates on Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis Management.
Day 3 Food for Thought: Understanding and Working with Eating Disorders. Lipids: In-depth Management. Anemia. Sudden Cardiac Death, Bradycardia and Atrioventricular Block.
Day 4 Identification and Treatment of Traumatized Patients. Congestive Heart Failure. Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care. Diastolic Heart Failure and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Day 5 Obesity. Women and Coronary Artery Disease. Thyroid Disease. Atrial Fibrillation.

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