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Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression with Dr. Bruce Sutor

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Given by Dr. Bruce Sutor, MD.

Depression is a common disorder seen in primary care practice. The majority of patients with depression are evaluated and treated not by psychiatrists, but by primary care providers, and it’s been shown that we correctly diagnose depression only about half of the time. Despite the fact that we have some very good treatment options for depression, those on treatment often have continued symptoms. To help us understand more about depression, we’re honored to have Dr. Bruce Sutor with us today. Dr. Sutor is a Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist and Practice Chair of Psychiatry and Psychology in Rochester, Minnesota. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, register today for the Psychiatry Clinical Updates 2019 course held February 26 through March 1, 2019, located at the Fairmont Orchid on The Big Island, Hawaii. Today’s episode was sponsored by Mayo Clinic Online CME. Learn on your own time and register for the Psychiatry Clinic Reviews Online course offering 6.5 credits that focus on Pharmaceutical Management, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Suicide.

Ooh! My Aching Back!

SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Given by Edward Laskowski, MD.

It is estimated that more than 80% of Americans will experience an episode of low back pain at some time in their lives, with total annual costs estimated at $100 billion. What are some important questions to ask patients regarding their low back pain? Are there any red flag symptoms that patients may have which would alert us to a potentially serious cause for their back pain? Today we are joined by Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Mayo Clinic Physician and Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Laskowski is also a co-course director for the 28th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, November 9th and 10th, 2018.

Constipation, This Too Shall Pass

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

Given by Amy Foxx-Orenstein, D.O.

This week we’re talking about constipation. What are some of the causes of chronic idiopathic constipation? Are there any medications which can cause constipation or make constipation worse? When would a patient’s complaint of constipation raise your suspicion of something ominous causing the symptoms? Do prunes actually help? Today we’re joined by Dr. Amy Foxx-Orenstein, a Mayo Clinic Physician in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

How to Keep a Baby Boomer Buff

AUGUST 28, 2018

Given by Edward R. Laskowski, M.D.

Is weight gain an unavoidable result of aging? Do we need to just plan that our bodies will be aching and sore all the time? How can the physiologic changes of aging translate into physical problems for our elderly patients? Can anything be done to maintain our flexibility as we age? Today we are joined by Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Mayo Clinic Physician and Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Laskowski is also a co-course director for the 28th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, November 9th and 10th, 2018.

Recent Trends in Sexually Transmitted Infections

AUGUST 21, 2018

Given by Janis Blair, MD.

Sexually transmitted infections are at an unprecedented high with 50-60% affecting young people. Today we’re talking about recent trends in sexually transmitted infections and the best way to screen for STI’s. Presented by Dr. Janis Blair, a physician in the Mayo Clinic Division of Infectious Diseases, today’s special episode is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Update held in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual conference addresses a variety of health issues that are unique to women while highlighting medical conditions that may cause different symptoms in women. The Mayo Clinic 15th Annual Women’s Health Update will be held at The Scott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 28 - March 2, 2019. We invite you to network with your colleagues and Mayo Clinic faculty by registering at ce.mayo.edu.

Sexual History Taking--Why Sexual Health Matters

AUGUST 14, 2018

Given by Suneela Vegunta, MD.

Why is it important to talk about sexual history? What questions should we ask to get a detailed sexual history? Today we’re talking about sexual history taking and why sexual health matters. Presented by Dr. Suneela Vegunta, a physician in the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Center, today’s special episode is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Update held in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual conference addresses a variety of health issues that are unique to women while highlighting medical conditions that may cause different symptoms in women. The Mayo Clinic 15th Annual Women’s Health Update will be held at The Scott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 28 - March 2, 2019. We invite you to network with your colleagues and Mayo Clinic faculty by registering at ce.mayo.edu.

How to Recognize Abuse in the Elderly

AUGUST 7, 2018

Given by Paul Takahashi, MD

It’s estimated that up to 10% of cognitively intact elderly and up to 47% of adults with dementia have experienced some form of abuse. What are some warning signs we should look for? Are there recommended questions we should be asking our elderly patients? This week we’re talking with Paul Takahashi, M.D., a Mayo Clinic geriatrician and physician in Community Internal Medicine, about recognizing abuse in the elderly.

How to Lower Lipids Without a Prescription Pad

JULY 31, 2018

Given by Stephen Kopecky, M.D.

Hyperlipidemia is one of the most common healthcare problems seen by primary care providers. Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, discusses non-pharmacological treatment of hyperlipidemia, and which diets can improve the lipid profile. Dr. Kopecky also explains how nutritional supplements, exercise, and weight loss can help lower LDL cholesterol levels.

Doctor, I Have a Splitting Headache

JULY 24, 2018

Given by Jerry W. Swanson, M.D., MHPE.

Headache is one of the most common medical complaints seen by medical providers, and although the vast majority don’t represent any serious underlying conditions, they can cause patients a great deal of anxiety and daily disruption. In today’s talk “Doctor I Have a Splitting Headache,” Dr. Jerry Swanson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and headache specialist, helps shed light on this common complaint. Visit with Dr. Swanson and other experts at the March 2019 Headache Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Sign up for the mailing list at ce.mayo.edu.

Fibromyalgia in a 20 Minute Office Visit

JULY 17, 2018

Given by Jeffrey M. Thompson, M.D.

Widespread pain. Fatigue. Depression. Why does the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia engender so much fear and trembling? How do we as physicians determine Fibromyalgia from the many other widespread muscle pain syndromes? Today’s selected presentation, “Fibromyalgia in a 20 Minute Office Visit” is presented by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson of the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Thompson, an award-winning educator, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports medicine.

The March 2019 Mayo Clinic Principles of Pain and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician conference will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. This annual conference targets the integration of pain and palliative services across disciplines. We invite you to network with your colleagues and Mayo Clinic faculty by registering at ce.mayo.edu. Links to the course can be found in this podcast’s description.

Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

JULY 10, 2018

Given by Kevin Fleming, MD.

There are few patients that are more challenging to care for than those who have medically unexplained symptoms. They require a great deal of our time and huge medical costs can result. When should we suspect symptoms represent a functional disorder? How do we help patients when we have determined that their symptoms don’t represent a serious disorder? Do patients have a common fear regarding what their symptoms represent? Dr. Kevin Fleming, a Mayo Clinic physician in General Internal Medicine joins us to delve into medically unexplained symptoms.

Sneezers and Wheezers

JULY 3, 2018

Given by Gerald W. Volcheck, MD.

Up to 30% of adults and children suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergic Rhinitis accounts for nearly 2 million lost school days and 6 million lost work days per year. Are there any non-pharmacologic ways to treat or manage seasonal allergies? Today Dr. Gerald Volcheck is joining us to talk about allergic Rhinitis. Dr. Volcheck is a Mayo Clinic physician and chair of the Division of Allergic Diseases. He is also course director for the Mayo Clinic Clinical Updates in Allergy and Immunology conference held July 2018 in Coronado, California. Visit ce.mayo.edu/allergy2018 and register today. Use coupon code ALLERGY to receive $100 off the registration fee. Offer is limited.

Food Allergies: This May be Hard to Swallow

JUNE 26, 2018

Given by Gerald W. Volcheck, MD.

How can we diagnose a food allergy from an often vast array of symptoms? Is it possible to desensitize to the food we are allergic to? What are the best methods we have to test for food allergies? Today Dr. Gerald Volcheck is joining us to talk about food allergies. Dr. Volcheck is a Mayo Clinic physician and chair of the Division of Allergic Diseases. He is course director for the Mayo Clinic Clinical Updates in Allergy and Immunology conference held July 2018 in Coronado, California. Visit ce.mayo.edu/allergy2018 and register today. Use coupon code ALLERGY to receive $100 off the registration fee. Offer is limited.

Lipids – What Goes Up Must Come Down

JUNE 19, 2018

Given by Stephen Kopecky, M.D.

Hyperlipidemia is one of the most common healthcare problems seen by primary care providers. Stephen Kopecky, Mayo Clinic physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, discusses pharmacological treatment of hyperlipidemia and the potential long-term risks of using statins. Dr. Kopecky also talks about how to treat the patient who develops myalgias from several different statins and discusses the gender differences in the benefits seen from statins.

What I Won’t Let My Kids Do

JUNE 13, 2018

Given by Mark Mannenbach, MD.

For physicians like Mark Mannenbach, trampoline injuries are “what they do in the summertime.” Today’s selected presentation, “What I Won’t Let my Kids Do” is presented by Mayo Clinic pediatrician and pediatric emergency medicine physician, Mark Mannenbach, MD. Dr. Mannenbach discusses the top three sport activities he sees the most injuries from and goes on to offer some potential strategies to mitigate these “far too common” injuries.

Topics like these are discussed at the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Days conference. This annual conference provides an interdisciplinary update on the latest strategies for providing timely and effective evidence based diagnosis and management plans for multiple aspects of pediatric and young adult health. This year’s conference will be held in October at Chicago’s Westin Hotel on Michigan Avenue. We invite you to network with your colleagues and Mayo Clinic faculty by registering at http://ce.mayo.edu/pediatricdays2018.

The Case for Ethics

JUNE 6, 2018

Given by Jon C. Tilburt, MD.

Medical ethics is not new, it actually dates back many centuries. In fact, there’s evidence that this topic dates back to medieval times. Dr. Darryl Chutka welcomes Dr. Jon Tilburt, to review cases where an ethical decision has to be made.

Hypertension and the New Hypertension Guidelines Part 2

MAY 29, 2018

Given by Gary Schwartz, MD.

Hypertension is extremely common in our society, affecting nearly 1 in every 3 individuals in the United States. The treatment of hypertension is the most common reason for office visits in non-pregnant adults to healthcare providers and the most common reason for use of prescription medications. Dr. Darryl Chutka, a general internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, along with Dr. Gary Schwartz, a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, discuss the evaluation and management of hypertension and the new hypertension treatment guidelines.

Burned by Stress

MAY 24, 2018

Given by Debbie Fuehrer, L.P.C.C.

Healthcare professionals are more prone to stress and professional burnout compared to many other occupations. Chronic exposure to stress can decrease a provider’s efficiency and could result in negative consequences on our health and family life. It can lead to mental health issues, alcoholism, and other substance abuse. Debbie Fuehrer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the Mayo Clinic Mind Body Medicine program and is the coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Mind Body Medicine program. Debbie discusses how stress affects us as well as techniques health care professionals can use to manage stress.

Hypertension and New Hypertension Guidelines

MAY 15, 2018

Given by Gary L. Schwartz, MD.

Despite the fact that we have a wide variety of antihypertensive medications available, it’s estimated that up to half of the patients with hypertension are not adequately controlled. Dr. Darryl Chutka, welcomes Dr. Gary L. Schwartz to discuss hypertension and the new hypertension guidelines.

 

Risks and Benefits of Coffee

APR 17, 2018

Given by Donald D. Hensrud, MD, M.P.H.

Dr. Darryl Chutka, a general internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Dr. Donald Hensrud, a physician in Preventative Medicine and the medical director for the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minnesota discuss the risks and benefits of drinking coffee.

Management of Opioid Side Effects 

APR 10, 2018

Given by Molly A. Feely, MD.

Bonus Ep2 of 2: Dr. Molly Feely, who is board certified in palliative care, internal medicine, and family medicine now practicing full time palliative care at Mayo Clinic Rochester, talks about best practices for Management of Opioid Side Effects. This podcast is brought to you by the Opioid conference held each year as a part of Mayo Clinic’s Continuing Medical Education. Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc and register.

Opioid Monitoring and Considerations for Tapering 

APR 3, 2018

Given by Halena M. Gazelka, MD.

Bonus Ep1 of 2: Dr. Halena Gazelka, an anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, talks about best practices for Opioid Monitoring and Considerations for Tapering. This podcast is brought to you by the Opioid conference held each year as a part of Mayo Clinic’s Continuing Medical Education. Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc and register.

Troponin Edition: Inpatient Care 

MAR 13, 2018

Given by Allan Jaffe, MD.

Ep3 of 3: Which patients should be placed in monitored beds? Are there other factors to consider besides the troponin values when treating patients with ACS? Dr. Jamie Newman, a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic-Rochester and Dr. Allan Jaffe, a cardiologist and consultant at Mayo Clinic-Rochester share their insights on inpatient care, including pre- and post-surgery patients. Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/troponinpc and register.

Troponin Edition: Emergency Medicine

MAR 7, 2018

Given by Casey M. Clements, MD, Ph.D.

Ep2 of 3: Dr. Jamie Newman, a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic-Rochester and Dr. Casey Clements, an emergency physician from Mayo Clinic-Rochester discuss how the new 5th generation assay for troponin will affect emergency medicine. What are the benefits and potential difficulties associated with the new test? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/troponinpc and register.

Troponin Edition: The 5th Generation Assay

FEB 28, 2018

Given by James S. Newman, MD.

Ep1 of 3: How does the 5th generation assay differ from the 4th generation assay? Will a more sensitive assay improve clinical practice? Dr. Jamie Newman, a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic-Rochester and Dr. Allan Jaffe, a cardiologist and consultant at Mayo Clinic-Rochester walk us through the new 5th generation assay for troponin. Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/troponinpc and register.

Opioid Edition: The Opioid Crisis and Pain Management

JAN 4, 2018

Given by Halena M. Gazelka, MD.

Ep1 of 8: Dr. Halena Gazelka, an anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic-Rochester walks us through the basics of opioids and the current state of this national crisis. What is an opioid? How bad is the opioid epidemic and how did we get here? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Managing Acute and Chronic Pain

JAN 4, 2018

Given by Halena M. Gazelka, MD.

Ep2 of 8: What are the different guidelines when treating chronic versus acute pain with opioid therapy? Dr. Halena Gazelka, an anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic-Rochester, talks about the importance of “starting low and going slow.” What are the alternatives for chronic pain management? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Family Practitioners - Assessing the Patient

JAN 4, 2018

Given by David C. Patchett, D.O.

Ep3 of 8: Dr. David Patchett, family practitioner at Mayo Clinic-Arizona, answers common questions family practitioners often face when treating patients with pain management issues. What are best practices when prescribing opioid therapy? How do you weigh the potential benefits of opioid therapy with the identified risks? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Treating Special Populations & Situations

JAN 4, 2018

Given by David C. Patchett, D.O.

Ep4 of 8: Family practitioner, Dr. David Patchett, from Mayo Clinic-Arizona shares the additional challenges associated with prescribing opioids to special populations, and discusses how and when to reassess a patient’s therapy. How do you know when to taper a patient? What are the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and how can you mitigate them? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Acute Prescribing: Emergency Room Prescribing

JAN 4, 2018

Given by Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

Ep5 of 8: Dr. Casey Clements, an emergency physician and practice leader, who works in the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic-Rochester, shares his insights on opioid therapy from the Emergency Department perspective. What is drug diversion? How do you know a patient isn’t receiving prescriptions from multiple physicians? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Assessing & Treating Opioid Misuse in the ED

JAN 4, 2018

Given by Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

Ep6 of 8: How do you assess whether a patient has become addicted? What do you do if you suspect opioid use disorder or addiction? Dr. Casey Clement, an emergency physician and practice leader, who works in the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic-Rochester, shares his insights on treating opioid misuse in the emergency setting. Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Treating Opioid Addiction

JAN 4, 2018

Given by Holly L. Geyer, M.D.

Ep7 of 8: Dr. Holly Geyer, an internal medicine physician, who serves on the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic-Arizona, discusses issues of dependency and addiction. What’s the difference between dependency and addiction? Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Opioid Edition: Family & Patient Counseling

JAN 4, 2018

Given by Holly L. Geyer, M.D.

Ep8 of 8: What legal/ethical obligations do physicians have when prescribing opioids? How can we address systemic issues that need improvement? Dr. Holly Geyer, internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic-Arizona, shares her thoughts on what is currently being done to combat the opioid crisis and what additional steps can be taken to make a difference. Healthcare providers looking to claim CME credit for this podcast series should go to cce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Common Curbsides from the Infectious Disease Clinic

NOV 1, 2017

Given by Pritish K. Tosh, M.D.

What are some tips for interpreting common infectious diseases tests (Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Lyme, Quantiferon, etc.)? How do I treat common infections in patients with antimicrobial allergies? What are the major emerging infectious disease concerns that I need to be aware of?

Trouble Sleeping? Tips on Managing Insomnia

OCT 18, 2017

Given by Michael H. Silber, M.B., Ch.B.

What are the key elements of effective sleep hygiene? How effective are over the counter agents in treating insomnia? How do I choose which pharmacologic therapy to recommend? For patients who require long-term pharmacologic therapy, what are the most appropriate options?

Updates in Atrial Fibrillation

OCT 12, 2017

Given by Michael W. Cullen, MD, FACC.

Which patients should receive anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation? How do I choose which anticoagulant to use? What should be done when atrial fibrillation is detected incidentally? Do patients with transient atrial fibrillation after non-cardiac surgery need long term anticoagulation? Do patients need chronic anticoagulation after ablation?

Topical Steroids: How to Choose

SEP 29, 2017

Given by Mark Denis P. Davis, M.D.

How do I decide which topical steroid potency to use? What vehicles are suitable for different clinical situations? What quantity should be prescribed?

Frequently Asked Questions in Diabetes

AUG 30, 2017

Given by Pankaj Shah, M.D.

When should I consider metformin in patients with impaired fasting glucose? What are the different types of insulin available and how do I choose the best agent for my patient with DM2? Which commonly used performance measures are least supported by evidence? What are some key take home points from the new guidelines?

Acne and Rosacea Management in Primary Care

AUG 18, 2017

Given by Rochelle R. Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.

How do I individualize the approach to acne treatment? What are the different subtypes of rosacea and how are they treated? What new agents are available for treating acne and rosacea?

Asthma Update

JAN 26, 2017

Given by Gerald W. Volcheck, M.D.

Dr. Volcheck will cover the following questions in this podcast: What is the best diagnostic strategy for asthma? What new treatment options are available and how do they compare with currently available agents? What are some key take home points from the new guidelines?

How to Assess Memory Complaints in the Office

JAN 25, 2017

Given by Ericka E. Tung, M.D.

What is the most efficient strategy for determining who needs further evaluation? What are the most common medical conditions that present with memory loss? For those patients who need further evaluation, what is the most cost-effective strategy?

Updates in Hypertension: What the Generalist Needs to Know

JAN 23, 2017

Given by Stephen C. Textor, M.D.

During this talk, Dr. Stephen C. Textor will answer the following questions: - How do I apply the SPRINT trial findings to my patients? - What is the role of ambulatory blood pressure for diagnosis and monitoring hypertension? - Is there a role for aldosterone antagonists in primary hypertension?

Sexuality in the Aging Female

JAN 20, 2017

Given by Carol L Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H.

A review of sexuality changes in woman related to aging and chronic disease. Discussion includes assessment of sexual functioning along with sexual wellness in aging women and what practitioners can do to help patients enhance their sexual wellness.

Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

JAN 9, 2017

Given by Brian Palmer, M.D.

This week’s talk, Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, was presented by Dr. Brian Palmer at the Clinical Reviews conference held on November 14, 2016 in Rochester, MN.

Celiac Disease: 10 Things Every Primary Care Provider Should Know

DEC 21, 2016

Given by Margaret Gill, M.D.

This week’s talk, Celiac Disease: 10 things every primary care provider should know, was presented by Dr. Margaret Gill at the Clinical Reviews conference held on November 14, 2016 in Rochester, MN. 

Menopause Management in 2016

DEC 21, 2016

Given by Stephanie Faubion, M.D.

This week’s talk, Menopause Management in 2016, was presented by Dr. Stephanie Faubion at the Clinical Reviews conference held on November 14, 2016 in Rochester, MN.

Truthful and Fearless

DEC 5, 2016

Given by Nicole K. Callahan, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Derek L. Weyhrauch.

Today’s talk, Truthful and Fearless - Talking Through Vaccine Hesitancy, was presented by Nicole K. Callahan, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Derek L. Weyhrauch. It was given at the Internal Medicine Review Conference in September, 2015 in Rochester, Minnesota.