Hosted Courses

NEW CME FROM NJAFP! Identifying PAH in Primary Care

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a less common but fatal disease that, like so many illnesses, typically takes years to diagnose because physicians first rule out a long list of more common diseases. There’s a higher prevalence in women, and early diagnosis and treatment equals better quality and quantity of life. This highly rated CME session was recorded at the Alabama AFP’s 2019 winter meeting, in partnership with NJAFP. Beverly Jordan, MD, a family physician from Alabama, presents alongside a PH specialist, sharing her experience with patients with PAH and illustrating primary care’s role to improve outcomes. She puts a twist on a primary care adage, advising family physicians to exclude the zebra then get back to the horses.

Practical Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Barriers to Insulin Initiation in the Primary Care Setting

Many physicians aren't aware of all of the barriers to basal insulin initiation. Barriers can include concerns about side effects, the potential impact on social life, not dosing correctly, and feelings on failure for not being able to control their diabetes.  The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of the role of insulin in meeting glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the impact patients' emotional barriers may have on the timely start and persistence of insulin therapy.

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.