Treatment Patterns in Family Medicine: The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in Patient-Centered Management of IBD
Module 3: Improving Adherence, Monitoring, and Communication

Inflammatory bowel disease is commonly associated with a wide range of extraintestinal manifestations that may appear in a variety of locations throughout the body. This activity, the third in a 3-part series, will review these manifestations and the primary care clinician’s role in identifying/investigating them. It will also examine patient non-adherence to medication and offer suggestions for fostering good communication with both patients and specialists.


Treatment Patterns in Family Medicine: The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in Patient-Centered Management of IBD
Module 2: Escalating Therapy, Addressing Treatment Risks, and Co-Managing With Specialists

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who present with moderate to severe disease, or who relapse after treatment for mild disease will often require treatment with additional forms of therapy. Primary care clinicians are on the front line for monitoring their patients for treatment response and adverse events. This activity, the second in a 3-part series, addresses escalation of therapy as well as collaboration between primary care clinicians and specialists to monitor patients with IBD. 


Treatment Patterns in Family Medicine:  The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in Patient-Centered Management of IBD
Module 1:  Diagnosis and Initial Treatment Options


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be challenging to diagnose because of its heterogeneous and somewhat ambiguous clinical presentation. Despite the challenges, primary care clinicians are on the front line for assessment and initial diagnosis of these patients. Once diagnosed, even if placed under the care of a gastroenterologist, these patients will require life-long care. This activity, the first in a 3-part series, addresses diagnosis and initial treatment options for IBD, as well as collaboration between primary care clinicians and specialists.
 


Treatment Patterns in Family Medicine

Treatment Patterns in Family Medicine: Clinical Perspectives on Incretin-Based Therapies in the Management of T2DM

The management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains a major clinical challenge as many patients continue to struggle with achieving therapeutic goals. The goal of this activity is to improve knowledge and competency among primary care clinicians with regard to addressing glycemic variability in patients with T2DM through optimal therapeutic management, with a particular focus on the optimal use of GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors in individualized treatment regimens.


Chronic Opioid Therapy Webcast
AAFP members only

Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief.  Watch this hour-long presentation and earn 1 AAFP Prescribed credit. This activity is free for AAFP members.

Faculty: David T. Walsworth, MD, FAAFP, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs & Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan