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Pri-Med East 2013 is designed to offer low-cost continuing medical education in a flexible format. This year’s curriculum will help improve attendees’ abilities to diagnose and manage common conditions in effective and efficient ways that improve outcomes for patients, and evaluate the evidence behind new guidelines and recommendations. They can also learn effective communication techniques to increase patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment.
Pri-Med East 2013

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Team-Based Care Requires Collaboration, Communication, and Respect for the Contributions of all Team Members
Team-Based Care Requires Collaboration, Communication, and Respect for the Contributions of all Team Members
The bias toward traditional care models is slowly eroding, with greater numbers of primary care providers (especially physicians) becoming aware of the advantages to a more collaborative approach to care that invites greater contributions from NPs, PAs, and other providers.
Safe and Effective Prescribing of Opioids for Chronic Pain
Update on treatment planning, risk management, and ongoing monitoring for efficacy, safety, and adherence in patients treated with opioids for chronic, noncancer pain.
Making Group Visits Work in Your Practice
Group visits can be an especially effective tool for providing follow-up care to patients with chronic conditions, offering them increased access to clinicians and other providers, support and encouragement from their peers, and enhanced educational opportunities.
Assessing the Risks of Environmental Chemical Exposures and Their Effect on Health
Studies have shown that plasticizers such as BPA and phthalates and other potential endocrine disruptive chemicals can have harmful effects and may be contributing to several ongoing public health concerns.
Diagnosis and Management of C. difficile Infection: Treat Symptoms, Not Stool Samples
The increasing incidence of C. difficile infection in hospitals and other settings, coupled with the emergence of new high-virulence strains, requires physicians to understand the risk factors associated with this condition and be prepared to effectively diagnose and manage it.
A Liver Runs through It: Diagnosing and Managing Hepatic Disease in the Primary Care Setting
Primary care physicians should be aware of the signs and symptoms of common liver conditions, and incorporate the latest laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures into practice.
Primary Care Physicians Are on the Front Lines in the Battle against Chronic Kidney Disease
Early diagnosis by primary care physicians and aggressive treatment are essential to slowing the epidemic of kidney and cardiovascular disease.

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