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Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine

The Oakstone Institute Specialty Review

Stay current at your own pace & learn from some of the smartest minds in family medicine.

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Essential Update for Family Practitioners

Intended for family physicians, general practitioners, certified registered nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, this study directed by Donald B. Middleton, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and featuring a talented faculty will guide you in:

  • Evaluating symptoms of common disorders and diseases affecting various parts of the body
  • Understanding the latest pharmacological thinking regarding antibiotics, beta blockers and other medications
  • Treating sports injuries, dementia, pain, allergies, skin disorders, infectious disease and other conditions
  • Understanding an array of mental health issues

Expand Your Skills

This home study is designed to cover issues across all ages, genders and parts of the body. Available via audio CD or online video, this course features unbiased content so that you may confidently incorporate the latest guidelines and therapeutic options into your practice. A clinically based review, it provides up to 57 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Symptom Evaluation

  • Obesity - Molly Conroy, MD, MPH
  • Dizziness and Disequilibrium - Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
  • Otolaryngology Pearls for Your Primary Care Practice - Suman Golla, MD
  • Toxicology and Poison Control - Michael J. Lynch, MD
  • Blurred Vision: Cataracts, Retinal Disorders, Red and/or Painful Eye - John C. Maher, MD
  • Dental and Oral Disorders: Abscess, Trauma, and Masses - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Cough - Mitchell J. Patti, MD
  • Diarrhea and Constipation - Dan R. Trellis, MD

Pharmacologic Updates

  • Beta Blockers - Elizabeth Cassidy, PharmD
  • Antibiotics - Kara Plauger Dupuis, PharmD
  • Oral Antidiabetic Medication - Roberta Farrah, PharmD, BCPS
  • Anticoagulants - Patricia M. Klatt, PharmD

Cancer Screening

  • Cancer Screening: Breast, Cervix, Ovary, Prostate, Bladder - Richard D. Bruehlman, MD
  • Cancer Screening: Pancreas, Colon, Lung, Lymphoma - Mark S. Georgiadis, MD

Neurology

  • Gait Disorders and Falls - Vincent M. Balestrino, MD
  • Stroke - Maxim D. Hammer, MD
  • Headaches - Robert G. Kaniecki, MD
  • Dementia and Delirium - Oscar L. Lopez, MD
  • Seizures - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Neuropathy and Nerve Entrapment - J. Stephen Shymansky, MD

Gastroenterology

  • Rectal Diseases - Christopher J. Bartels, MD
  • Surgical Disorders: Diverticulitis, Appendicitis, Cholecystitis, Pancreatitis - Kevin O. Garrett, MD, FACS
  • Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis, and Hepatitis - Thomas J. Kelly, MD

Endocrinology

  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - Sachin Bahl, MD
  • Osteoporosis - Donald B. Middleton, MD; Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Multifactoral Risk Factors and Intervention Strategies - Francis X. Solano, Jr., MD

Dermatology

  • Hair Loss, Nail Disorders, and Psoriasis - Laura K. Ferris, MD
  • Acne - Richard P. Usatine, MD
  • Eczema and Rashes - Richard P. Usatine, MD
  • Skin Cancer - Richard P. Usatine, MD

Urology and Nephrology

  • Kidney Stones - Benroe Wayne Blount, MD, MPH
  • Acute and Chronic Renal Failure - Nabil Mikhael, MD
  • Incontinence - Sandra Sauereisen, MD
  • Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction - Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Abnormal Menstrual Periods and Abnormal Bleeding - E. J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP
  • Contraception and Birth Control - Karen M. Moyer, MD
  • Medical Disorders of Pregnancy - Karen M. Moyer, MD
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections and Screening - Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE

Pediatrics

  • Common Childhood Disorders: Enuresis, Abnormal Sleep, Encopresis - Sylvia S. Choi, MD
  • Anticipatory Guidance: Development Assessment, Bright Futures, etc. - Kristin M. Hannibal, MD
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Andrew J. Nowalk, MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions - Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH
  • Infant Nutrition - Maryellen A. Schroeder, MD, MPH
  • Behavioral Disorders: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Bullying, and Lying - Susan N. Van Cleve, RN, DNP, CRNP
  • Immunizations - Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, MPH

Allergy

  • Allergies, Including Food Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Urticaria - Todd D. Green, MD

Psychiatric Disorders

  • Eating Disorders - E. J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP
  • Motivational Interviewing: Substance Abuse, Smoking, and Overeating - Patricia McGuire, MD
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder - Kevin R. Patterson, MD
  • Medications for Psychosis and Anxiety - Heather Sakely, PharmD

Rheumatology

  • Common Sports Injuries - Jeanne M. Doperak, DO
  • Back and Neck Pain - Francis G. O’Connor, MD
  • Case Studies in Arthritis - Thaddeus A. Osial, Jr., MD

Infectious Diseases

  • Imported Illnesses - Niladri Das, MD
  • Adult Immunizations: Influenza, Shingles, Tdap, and Pneumococcus - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Adult Infections: Cellulitis, Sinusitis, UTI and Pyelonephritis, and Pneumonia - Raymond E. Pontzer, MD

Cardiology

  • Hyperlipidemia - Stephanie Ballard, PharmD, BCPS
  • Coronary Artery Disease - Peter J. Counihan, MD
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease: Carotid Artery Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and Pedal Disease - James C. Dewar, MD
  • Hypertension - James R. Johnston, MD
  • Congestive Heart Failure - Michael A. Mathier, MD, FAAC
  • Arrhythmia Management - Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP

Pulmonology

  • Asthma - Jennie Broders, PharmD, BCPS
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea - Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Matthew Synan, MD

Hematology

  • Anemia and Thrombocytopenia - Peter G. Ellis, MD
  • Thromboembolism and Thrombosis - Phillip E. Lamberty, MD

Other

  • Office Procedures: Warts, Abscess Drainage, Toenail Resection, etc. - E. J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP

Course Director

Donald B. Middleton, MD

  • Professor of Family Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Vice President for Family Practice Education
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Speakers

Sachin Bahl, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Vincent M. Balestrino, MD

  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Stephanie Ballard, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist in Family Medicine
  • UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
  • Director, UPMC Shadyside Pharmacy Residency
  • Faculty, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Christopher J. Bartels, MD

  • Surgical Oncology
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

B. Wayne Blount, MD

  • JenCare Market Medical Director
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Atlanta, GA

Richard D. Bruehlman, MD

  • Director of Community Preceptors
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Elizabeth Cassidy, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacist in Medication Safety
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Sylvia S. Choi, MD, FAAP

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • The Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Molly Conroy, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and
  • Clinical and Translational Science
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Peter J. Counihan, MB, FACC

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, Cardiology, UPMC St. Margaret
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Niladri Das, MD

  • Faculty, UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Pittsburgh, PA

James C. Dewar, MD

  • Executive Vice Chair
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Jeanne M. Doperak, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine
  • Department of Orthopedics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Team Physician, University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kara Dupuis, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Infectious Diseases
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Peter G. Ellis, MD

  • Deputy Director, Clinical Services
  • Associate Chief Medical Officer
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Bobbie Farrah, PharmD, BCPS

  • Faculty
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine and
  • Pharmacy Residency Program
  • Faculty
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Laura Korb Ferris, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Dermatology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kevin O. Garrett, MD, FACS

  • Chair of Surgery
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Clinical Professor of General Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Mark S. Georgiadis, MD

  • Medical Oncologist
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • UPMC Cancer Centers
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Suman Golla, MD

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, Office of University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Todd D. Green, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Maxim D. Hammer, MD

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kristin M. Hannibal, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Division of General Academic Pediatrics
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Clinical Director
  • Primary Care Center and the Child Development Unit
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Jennie Broders Jarrett, PharmD, BCPS

  • Director, Inpatient Pharmacotherapy Education
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC St. Margaret New Kensington Family Health Center
  • New Kensington, PA
  • UPMC St. Margaret Lawrenceville Family Health Center
  • Lawrenceville, PA

James R. Johnston, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
  • Director, Clinical Services
  • Renal-Electrolyte Division
  • Director, Academy of Master Educators
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Robert G. Kaniecki, MD

  • Director, The Headache Center
  • Chief, Headache Division
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Thomas J. Kelly, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Private Practice of Gastroenterology
  • Kelly & Wood, Ltd.
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Patricia M. Klatt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Director, Pharmacy Residency Program
  • Director, Advanced Pharmacist Practice
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist, Faculty
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Phillip E. Lamberty, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary
  • Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

 

Oscar L. Lopez, MD

  • Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
  • Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Division
  • Department of Neurology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Michael J. Lynch, MD

  • Medical Director, Pittsburgh Poison Center
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Toxicology
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Divisions of Adolescent and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

John C. Maher, MD

  • Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Michael A. Mathier, MD, FACC

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Section of Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

E. J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP

  • Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Columbia, SC

Patricia McGuire, MD

  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency
  • Director of Psychiatric Education
  • Psychiatrist on the Integrated Behavioral Health Program
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Nabil H. Mikhael, MD, MRCP, FASN

  • Partners in Nephrology and Endocrinology
  • Chief of Nephrology
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Karen M. Moyer, MD

  • Director, Family Medicine Obstetrics
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP

  • Program Director and Academic Chairman
  • Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency - Allopathic
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • FSU College of Medicine
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Orlando, FL

Andrew J. Nowalk, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Residency Program Co-Director and Advisory Dean
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH

  • Professor and Chair, Military and Emergency Medicine
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Bethesda, MD

Thaddeus A. Osial, Jr., MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Attending Physician
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Margolis Rheumatology Associates
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kevin R. Patterson, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, Section of Psychooncology
  • Department of Hematology/Oncology
  • Clinical Director, Biobehavioral Oncology Program
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Mitchell J. Patti, MD

  • Director of Respiratory Therapy and Intensive Care Medicine
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Raymond E. Pontzer, MD, FACP

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Chief, Infectious Disease
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Heather Sakely, PharmD

  • Director, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Director, PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Sandra C. Sauereisen, MD

  • Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Medical Director and Director of Community Medicine
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE

  • Medical Director, Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • STD Clinic Lead Physician
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Chester, PA

Maryellen A. Schroeder, MD

  • Director of Pediatric Education
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency
  • Private Practice, Penn Plum Family Medicine
  • Volunteer Clinician, Catholic Charities
  • Free Health Clinic
  • Pittsburgh, PA

J. Stephen Shymansky, MD

  • Neurologist
  • Monroeville, PA

Francis X. Solano, Jr., MD, FACP

  • President, CMI-UPMC
  • Vice President, Physician Services
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Medical Director
  • Donald D. Wolff Jr. Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation, UPMC
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
  • Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Matthew Synan, MD

  • UPMC Pulmonary Consultants
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Dan R. Trellis, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Richard P. Usatine, MD

  • Professor, Family and Community Medicine
  • Professor, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at
  • San Antonio School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Skin Clinic
  • University Health System
  • San Antonio, TX

Susan N. Van Cleve, DNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP

  • Associate Professor and Interim Director, DNP Program
  • Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Moon Township, PA
  • Pediatric Mental Health Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatrics South
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAFP

  • Director, Medical Decision Making
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency
  • Director, Faculty Development Fellowship
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FIDSA

  • Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 57 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of original release: December 31, 2014
Date of credit termination: December 31, 2017

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

This Enduring Material activity, Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 57.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 12/31/2015. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recommend the correct antibiotic for pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis media, et cetera. Avoidance of incorrect antibiotic prescription will be stressed
  • Differentiate among the common causes of cough
  • Evaluate the cause of a seizure
  • Recognize and treat dementia
  • Arrange appropriate evaluation and treatment for hypertension
  • Describe the management of hypercholesterolemia
  • Identify the best prevention and therapy for obesity
  • Choose the proper screening for breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, etc
  • Analyze the cause of incontinence
  • Categorize common pediatric orthopedic conditions

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for family physicians, general practitioners, emergency department physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmDs, geriatricians, internists, primary care physicians, and obstetrician/gynecologists.

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