Guthrie Sayre Campus
Auditorium, Patterson Education Building
One Guthrie Square
Sayre, Pa. 18840
The broad scope of the primary care physician’s practice incorporates management of acute, undiagnosed illness and complex, multi-system disease, as well as the provision of extensive preventive care and general health promotion. In addition, because primary care physicians are most often the first medical provider contacted by a patient, the daily clinical challenges require a distinct approach and special skills in eliciting concerns, focusing key issues, negotiating plans, and helping solve problems, Primary care physicians also need to actively collaborate with referral specialists and coordinate the care given by varied specialties. All this is firmly based in the context of a patient-physician relationship built on mutual trust and knowledge. This important CME symposium "Hot Topics for the Primary Care Provider" will educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. In addition to an overview of the history, current science of a variety of specialty areas and new and important medical advances, most content will be presented in a very practical, patient-focused manner relevant to the specific primary care setting and challenges.
This symposium is most relevant for physicians involved in the practice of general medicine. This includes general interests, hospitalists, sub-specialists in internal medicine, family physicians, general practitioners, and residents and fellows in internal medicine and family medicine. Medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants will find many sessions of interest and will benefit from the scope and depth of this program.
Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify both common and uncommon clinical presentations of disorders seen in the primary care clinic.
- Describe current updates in diagnosis of disorders seen in the primary care clinic.
- Utilize current advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these common problems using, whenever possible, an evidence-based approach.
- Discuss the prevalence, pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms of acute and chronic conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting.
- Utilize clinical strategies for managing these conditions, including pharmacological treatments, and compare strategies based on benefits, risks, side effects and interactions.
- Enhance professional development resources to meet the challenges of providing primary care across the lifespan.
“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live educational activity for a maximum of (6.50) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”
As a provider accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Guthrie Office of CME must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. The course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Guthrie wishes to take those steps that are required to insure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or service. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act, please provide this information to the Guthrie Office of Continuing Medical Education at least ten days prior to the symposium.
- $70 - Physician
- $40 - Nurse/Midlevel/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant/Clinical/Administrative Staff
- No Charge - Resident/Fellow/Medical/Nursing Student
Cancellation and Refund
- 7:15-8 a.m. Registration/Breakfast – Patterson Auditorium
- 8-8:15 a.m. - Welcome - Donald Phykitt, DO
- 8:15-9 a.m. – Dermatology for the PCP – Robert Phelps, MD
- 9-9:30 a.m. – Appropriate Referral to Neurosurgery for Back Pain – Kim Rickert, MD
- 9:30-10:15 a.m. – Top EPIC Ambulatory Optimizations for Efficiency - Eric Schackow, MD - [Attendance limited to current Epic users. Proof of employment by an Epic Customer (e.g., Guthrie, Geisinger, Universty of Rochester, etc.) is required to attend.]
- 10:15-10:30 a.m. - Break
- 10:30-11 a.m.– PSA Testing Controversies – Vineet Agrawal, MD
- 11-11:30 a.m. – Common Causes of Knee Pain for the Primary Care Physician - Bruce Greene, MD
- 11:30-12 p.m. – Medical Management Weight Loss: What's New and What's on the Horizon - Verlyn Warrington, MD
- 12:00-1p.m. - Lunch/Resident Poster Competition – Patterson Auditorium
- 1-1:45 p.m. – Adult ADHD - Christopher Paul Lucas, MD
- 1:45-2:15 p.m. – Why is this Patient Bleeding - Bradley Lash, MD
- 2:15-2:45 p.m. – Improving Osteoporosis Screening - Barbara Mols, MD & Ahmad Lone, MD
- 2:45-3:30 p.m. – Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care – James Hitt, MD
- 3:30-4 p.m. – Hot Questions from PCP’s to Specialists
- Rheumatology – Jackie Clowes, MD
- Endocrinology – Barbara Mols, MD
- OB/GYN - Shelli Ripic, NP
- Gastroenterology – Preetika Sinh, MD
- 4:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks/Poster Award Presentations – Sheela Prabhu, MD
* Subject to change
Christopher Paul Lucas, MD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine;
Assistant Director/Staff Psychiatrist, Counseling & Wellness Services, NYU Student Health Center, New York, N.Y.
James Hitt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Anesthesiology/Oncology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Robert George Phelps, MD
Professor and Associate Attending, Division of Dermatopathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.
Vineet Agrawal, MD, FRCSEd [Urology], FEBU
Jackie Clowes, MD
Bruce Greene, MD
Bradley Lash, MD
Ahmad Lone, MD
2nd Year, Internal Medicine Resident
Barbara Mols, MD
Kim Rickert, MD
Shelli Ripic, NP
Nurse Practitioner, OB/GYN
Eric Schackow, MD, PhD
Associate, Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics
Preetika Sinh, MD
Verlyn Warrington, MD
Director, Medical Bariatrics
For more information, call Guthrie’s Office of Continuing Medical Education at 570-887-5762.