Sleep Medicine for Primary Care

Oakstone Primary Care Series - Clinical Update

A comprehensive review of the screening, diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in primary care practice. Ideal for MOC. Save 50% with discount code CLEAR50.

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.

  • Audio MP3s
  • Combo
SKU: 227

Explore Key Topics

This CME course is a wide-ranging review of the important topics in sleep medicine. Sleep Medicine for Primary Care looks at the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, with evidence-based lectures on topics like insomnia, sleep apnea, REM and NREM sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, and sleep problems in geriatric and pediatric patients. It will help you to:

  • Identify and address sleep issues in the primary care setting
  • Classify REM and NREM sleep disorders
  • Compare and contrast sleep problems in adult and pediatric patients
  • Differentiate between sleep disorders that can be safely managed by primary care practitioner versus those that require subspecialty referral

Expand Your Skills

This learn-at-your-own-pace course in sleep medicine — part of our Primary Care Series — provides a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™, 11 MOC points, and 11 contact hours. Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, it provides access to unbiased, clinically 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.

  • Approach to the Patient with Sleep Problems - Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
  • Insomnia - Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
  • Sleep Apnea - Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Other Movement Disorders in Sleep - John W. Winkleman, MD, PhD
  • Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Thomas E. Scammell, MD
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Jet Lag - Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FAASM
  • NREM Parasomnias - Michael J. Howell, MD
  • REM Sleep Disorders - Michael J. Howell, MD
  • Sleep Problems Specific to Geriatric Patients - Nalaka S. Gooneratne, MD
  • Sleep Problems Specific to Pediatric Patients - Umakanth A. Khatwa, MD, MB, BS
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease - Virend K. Somers, MD
  • Sleep and Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders - Andrew D. Krystal, MD

Course Director

Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Neurology
  • Director, Sleep Division
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA


Nalaka S. Gooneratne, MD

  • Associate Professor-CE
  • Division of Geriatric Medicine and
  • Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
  • Perelman School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Michael J. Howell, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Division Head, Sleep Medicine
  • Department of Neurology
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
  • Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center
  • Minneapolis, MN

Umakanth A. Khatwa, MD, MB, BS

  • Director, Sleep Laboratory
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Andrew D. Krystal, MD

  • Ray and Dagmar Dolby Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Executive Vice Chair for Langley Porter Psychiatry Institute
  • University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Director, Neurosciences Medicine
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Durham, NC


Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Sleep Disorders
  • Banner University Medical Center
  • Tucson, AZ

Thomas E. Scammell, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FAASM

  • Associate Professor
  • Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior
  • Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Medical Director, University Medicine Sleep Center
  • Providence, RI

Virend K. Somers, MD

  • Alice Sheets Marriott Professor of Medicine
  • Department of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD

  • Chief, Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA


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Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 11 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Date of Original Release: November 15, 2016
Date Credits Expire: November 15, 2019
Contact Hours: 11.00 hours

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the best clinical approach to a patient with a known or suspected sleep disorder
  • Differentiate between restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders in sleep
  • Analyze the causes of and treatment approaches to sleep apnea
  • Explain how circadian rhythm works and how best to manage jet lag
  • Contrast sleep disorders specific to older patients as compared to younger adults
  • Compare sleep problems in children with sleep problems in adults
  • Classify REM and NREM sleep disorders
  • Diagnose sleep disorders amid comorbid medical disorders
  • Outline sleep disorders that occur concomitantly with psychiatric disorders

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for internists, family physicians, geriatricians, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists (who act as primary care providers), residents in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, physician assistants in primary care practices and nurse practitioners in primary care practices.