Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine

Oakstone Board Review

Expand your knowledge and stay current on the newest advances in family medicine with this convenient CME program.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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Explore Key Topics in Family Medicine

Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine features experts in the practice of family medicine who detail the latest developments, diagnostic guidelines, and therapeutic strategies. Led by Donald B. Middleton, MD, this CME course includes 79 case-based lectures on topics like hypertension, osteoporosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, incontinence in women, pelvic masses, eating disorders, and more. It will help you to better:

  • List pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for sports injuries
  • Compare management strategies for acute and chronic pain
  • Identify common and uncommon medical complications of pregnancy
  • Summarize the current therapies for arthritis
  • Recognize and explain life-style strategies for averting obesity
  • Classify childhood and adult immunizations

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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 AMA PRA Category 1


  • Hypertension - Sean D. Stocker, PhD
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease - Eric S. Hager, MD
  • Coronary Artery Disease - Matthew Harinstein, MD
  • Congestive Heart Failure - Michael A. Mathier, MD, FACC
  • Case Studies in EKGs and Arrhythmias - Michael J. Curren, Jr., MD, MS


  • Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Management - Mary Korytkowski, MD
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid - Margot Savoy, MD
  • Osteoporosis - Susan Greenspan, MD


  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - David Mulock, MD
  • Chronic Diarrhea, Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Alexandra Schieber, DO
  • Fatty Liver Disease/Cirrhosis/Hepatitis - Niladri Das, MD


  • Incontinence in Women - Megan S. Bradley, MD
  • Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction - Louis Kuritzky, MD


  • Pediatric Pearls - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Vector-Borne Diseases - Andrew J. Nowalk, MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Infection - Andrew J. Nowalk, MD, PhD
  • Infant/Child Growth and Nutrition - Maryellen A. Schroeder, MD, MPH
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions - Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH
  • Adolescent Medicine - Christopher Chambers, MD
  • Common Childhood Disorders - Sylvia S. Choi, MD, FAAP


  • Eye Stuff Made Easy - Evan L. Waxman, MD, PhD
  • The Aging Eye - Marshall Stafford, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Conception and Contraception - Karen Moyer, MD
  • Medical Complications of Pregnancy - Allison Flaherty, DO
  • Pelvic Masses - Bruce W. Morrison, Jr., MD
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections - Margot Savoy, MD
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - E.J. Mayeaux, MD


  • Acne - Richard P. Usatine, MD
  • Eczema and Rashes - Richard P. Usatine, MD
  • Skin Cancer and Other Skin Lumps - Richard P. Usatine, MD
  • Cutaneous Signs of Systemic Disease - Timothy Patton, MD


  • Eating Disorders - E.J. Mayeaux, MD
  • Thriving Under Pressure - Jennifer Berliner, MD and Eva Szigethy, MD
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) - Jonathan Han, MD
  • Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder for the Primary Care Physician - Robert Hudak, MD
  • ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder - Patricia McGuire, MD
  • Medications for Anxiety and Psychosis - Heather Sakely, PharmD


  • Tremor - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Seizure - Neil A. Busis, MD
  • Headaches - Robert Kaniecki, MD
  • Stroke - Ashu Jadhav, MD
  • Dementia and Delirium - Oscar Lopez, MD
  • Neuropathy and Nerve Entrapment - J. Stephen Shymansky, MD


  • Dizziness and Vertigo - Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
  • Pearls in Otolaryngology - Suman Golla, MD


  • Acute and Chronic Renal Failure - Adele L. Towers, MD
  • Hematuria and Kidney Stones - Nabil H. Mikhael, MD


  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Matthew Synan, MD
  • Medications for Asthma - Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea - Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD
  • Chronic Cough - Mitchell J. Patti, MD


  • Anemia and Thrombocytopenia - Min Sun, MD
  • Thromboembolism and Thrombosis - Irina Chibisov, MD

Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Back Pain - Christopher Standaert, MD
  • Arthritis Update - Santosh Bhusal, MD
  • Crystalline Disease - Chester Oddis, MD
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Comprehensive Review - Jeffrey Lineman, DO

Infectious Disease

  • Adult Infectious Diseases - Raymond E. Pontzer, MD
  • Clinical Pearls of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobials - Aaron J. Pickering, PharmD


  • Problem Cancers - Richard D. Bruehlman, MD
  • Oncology Update – 2019: Replacing Chemotherapy with Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapy - Mark S. Georgiadis, MD

General Topics

  • Obesity - Goutham Rao, MD
  • Toxicology and Poison - Michael J. Lynch, MD
  • Oral Health - Naushlin A. Udyawar, MD
  • Adult Immunizations - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Childhood Immunizations - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Sports Medicine Update - Jeanne M. Doperak, DO
  • Allergies - Donald B. Middleton, MD
  • Pain Management: Acute and Chronic Pain - Benedict J. Alter, MD
  • Perioperative Medication Management - Maliha Kamal, MD
  • Radiology: Plain Films - Jeffrey Towers, MD
  • Fatigue - Donald B. Middleton, MD


  • General Surgical Disorders - Sean P. Whelan, MD
  • Rectal Disease - Christopher Bartels, MD
  • Office Procedures - E.J. Mayeaux, MD


  • Anticoagulation - Elizabeth Cassidy, PharmD
  • Drugs for Hypercholesterolemia - Amy Haver, PharmD
  • Oral Hyperglycemic Medications - Bobbie Farrah, PharmD


  • Issues in Geriatrics - Elizabeth Mohan, MD

Course Director

Donald B. Middleton, MD



Benedict J. Alter, MD

Christopher Bartels, MD

Jennifer Berliner, MD

Santosh Bhusal, MD

Megan S. Bradley, MD

Richard D. Bruehlman, MD

Neil A. Busis, MD

Elizabeth Cassidy, PharmD

Christopher Chambers, MD

Irina Chibisov, MD

Sylvia S. Choi, MD, FAAP

Michael J. Curren, Jr., MD, MS

Niladri Das, MD

Jeanne M. Doperak, DO

Bobbie Farrah, PharmD

Allison Flaherty, DO

Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD

Mark S. Georgiadis, MD

Suman Golla, MD

Susan Greenspan, MD

Eric S. Hager, MD

Jonathan Han, MD

Matthew Harinstein, MD

Amy Haver, PharmD

Robert Hudak, MD

Ashu Jadhav, MD

Maliha Kamal, MD

Robert Kaniecki, MD

Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS

Mary Korytkowski, MD

Louis Kuritzky, MD

Jeffrey Lineman, DO

Oscar Lopez, MD

Michael J. Lynch, MD

Michael A. Mathier, MD, FACC



E.J. Mayeaux, MD

Patricia McGuire, MD

Nabil H. Mikhael, MD

Elizabeth Mohan, MD

Bruce W. Morrison, Jr., MD

Karen Moyer, MD

David Mulock, MD

Andrew J. Nowalk, MD, PhD

Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH

Chester Oddis, MD

Mitchell J. Patti, MD

Timothy Patton, MD

Aaron J. Pickering, PharmD

Raymond E. Pontzer, MD

Goutham Rao, MD

Heather Sakely, PharmD

Martin A. Samuels, MD

Margot Savoy, MD

Alexandra Schieber, DO

Maryellen A. Schroeder, MD, MPH

J. Stephen Shymansky, MD

Christopher Standaert, MD

Marshall Stafford, MD

Sean D. Stocker, PhD, FAHA

Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD

Min Sun, MD

Matthew Synan, MD

Eva Szigethy, MD

Adele L. Towers, MD

Jeffrey Towers, MD

Naushlin A. Udyawar, MD

Richard P. Usatine, MD

Evan L. Waxman, MD, PhD

Sean P. Whelan, MD



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Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for 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: May 31, 2019
Date of Credit Termination: May 31, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: TBD
Contact Hours: TBD

The contact hours are inclusive of pharmacotherapeutics.

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Differentiate among the various causes of coronary artery disease
  • List commonly seen pediatric infectious diseases
  • Identify and explain life-style strategies for preventing obesity
  • Recognize the common and uncommon medical complications of pregnancy
  • Contrast skin signs of dermatologic conditions with skin signs of systemic disease
  • Differentiate among the types and causes of tremor
  • Describe the medications used for depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
  • Compare management strategies for acute pain and chronic pain
  • Categorize childhood immunizations and adult immunizations
  • Discuss the treatment of patients with diabetes including insulin management
  • List pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for sports injuries
  • Summarize the current therapies for arthritis

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/gynecologist.