Comprehensive Review of 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 CME program 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 anticoagulants, beta blockers and other medications
  • Treating sports injuries, dementia, pain, allergies, skin disorders, infectious disease, and other conditions

Expand Your Skills

This home study is designed to cover issues across all ages, genders and parts of the body. Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, this course features unbiased content so you may confidently incorporate the latest guidelines and therapeutic options into your practice. A clinically based review, it provides a maximum of 61.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

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

Credits: Earn a maximum of 61.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Symptom Evaluation

  • Cough: GERD, Rhinitis, Allergy, Drug-Induced, Psychogenic - Mitchell J. Patti, MD
  • Diarrhea and Constipation - Dan R. Trellis, MD
  • Blurred Vision: Cataracts, Retinal Disorders, Red and/or Painful Eye - John C. Maher, MD
  • Otalgia, Parotitis, Sinusitis, and Sore Throat - Suman Golla, MD
  • Dizziness and Disequilibrium - Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
  • Obesity - Goutham Rao, MD
  • Dental and Oral Disorders: Abscess, Trauma, Masses - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Toxicology and Poison Control - Michael J. Lynch, MD

Pharmacologic Updates

  • Anticoagulants - Elizabeth Cassidy, PharmD, BCPS
  • Beta Blockers - Elizabeth Cassidy, PharmD, BCPS
  • Anti Diabetic Medication - Roberta Farrah, PharmD, BCPS
  • Skin Infections - Aaron J. Pickering, 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

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

Gastroenterology

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

Endocrinology

  • Osteoporosis - Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS
  • Diabetes Mellitus Types 1 and 2: Including Insulin Use - Francis X. Solano, Jr., MD, FACP
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - Sachin Bahl, MD

Dermatology

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

Urology and Nephrology

  • Incontinence - Gregory Smith, MD
  • Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction - Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAFP
  • Kidney Stones - B. Wayne Blount, MD
  • Acute and Chronic Renal Failure - Nabil H. Mikhael, MD, MRCP, FASN

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

Pediatrics

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

Allergy

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

Psychiatric Disorders

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

Rheumatology

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

Infectious Disease

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

Cardiology

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

Pulmonology

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

Pharmacologic Updates

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

Other

  • Office Procedures: Warts, Abscess Drainage, Toenail Resection, etc. - Edward 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, 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, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • UPMC 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

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

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

Roberta Farrah, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Family Medicine
  • Faculty, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty, UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine
  • Director, PGY2 Family Medicine Pharmacy Residency
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Laura Korb Ferris, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department 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

  • Director, Food Allergy Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Maxim D. Hammer, MD

  • Department of Neurology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kristin M. Hannibal, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Division of General Academic Pediatrics
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Clinical Director of the 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
  • Director, Academy of Master Educators
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, Nephrology Training Program
  • Director, Clinical Services
  • Renal-Electrolyte Division
  • UPMC – Presbyterian University Hospital
  • 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

  • Gastroenterologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Family Medicine
  • Assistant Director, Outpatient Pharmacotherapy
  • UPMC St. Margaret 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

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Associate Director
  • Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Director, Section of Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

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

  • Chairman, Palmetto Health
  • USC Medical Group Department of Family Medicine
  • Professor and Chairman
  • USC 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 Psycho Oncology
  • 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

Aaron J. Pickering, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Infectious Disease / Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • 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

Goutham Rao, MD

  • Jack H. Medalle Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Cleveland, OH

Heather Sakely, PharmD

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

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

  • Medical Director and Residency Faculty
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Philadelphia, 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

Gregory Smith, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Portland, OR

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
  • Founding Director, Skin Clinic
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at
  • San Antonio School of Medicine
  • 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 with Tenure
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Physician, East Liberty Family Health Care Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Accreditation

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

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 61.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact hours: 61.25

The contact hours are inclusive of 6.25 hours of pharmacotherapeutics.

ACCME:
Date of Original Release: March 31, 2017
Date Credits Expire: March 31, 2020

ANCC:
Reviewed and Approved for ANCC Contact Hours: March 31, 2017
Date Credits Expire: March 31, 2020

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

AAFP:
This Enduring Material activity, Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 61.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 03/31/2017. 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.

Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recommend the correct antibiotic for skin infections. Avoidance of incorrect antibiotic prescription will be stressed
  • Differentiate among common and uncommon allergies
  • Evaluate the causes of osteoporosis
  • Recognize and treat eczema and rashes
  • Arrange appropriate evaluation and treatment for hypertension
  • Describe the management options for peripheral vascular disease
  • Identify the best prevention of and therapy for obesity
  • Choose the proper screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Analyze the cause of incontinence
  • Categorize common pediatric infectious diseases

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for family physicians, general practitioners, emergency department physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), physician assistants (PAs), geriatricians, internists, primary care obstetrician/gynecologists.

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