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Continuing Medical Education

Complex Chronic Pain & Opioids: Cases from the Field

Dr. Soraya Azari addresses how to develop empathic and sensitive ways of communicating with patients suffering from chronic pain. She covers ways to improve recognition and diagnosis of opioid use disorder, and skills to be able to explain the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy with patients. CHN_meeting_Pain_2017_Final_SA

Strokes (1/17)

Dr Kristy Yuan provides an overview on workup, treatment, and sequelae of ischemic strokes. She reviews common presentations of stroke, and discusses when urgent evaluation is necessary. Medications used for secondary prevention are reviewed.

Headaches 1/17

Dr Alexandra Brown reviews common presentations of headaches in primary care. She reviews red flags, when to get imaging, and cases where imaging is not necessary. A list of medications used to prevent and treat headaches are provided.

Hepatitis C

SFHN Providers Kelly Eagan and Coleen Lynch review the impact of Hepatitis C on our patients. They review HCV diagnosis, but focus the presentation on treatment. Providers are guided through screening and treatment guidelines, how to identify appropriate patients and how to navigate the logistics of HCV treatment. In a detailed afternoon session, they empower [...]

Advanced Care Planning January and April 2016

Dr Anne Kinderman of our Palliative Care team reviews end-of-life planning. Using a culturally-sensitive approach, she guides providers as they practice using exercises, games and hand outs to facilitate difficult conversations. She reviews how California's laws impact our practice--including updates to POLST and assisted suicide.

Dermatology 4/27/2016

Dr Toby Maurer goes over common skin problems seen in the primary care setting. Using patient images, she reviews diagnostic criteria, how to treat common conditions and when to refer.

July 2015:Benzo

We know sedatives and hypnotics can be an important part of a patient's care, but they can also be dangerous. How can we prescribe them safely? This joint session with Community Behavioral Health Services joined primary care providers and psychiatrists to address risk factors for adverse effects and misuse, discuss weening techniques and come up [...]