Psoriasis in Primary Care: A Focus on the Integral Role of the PCP. The purpose of this program is to educate primary care clinicians on how to identify patients with psoriasis and to ensure that patients with psoriasis are aware that their condition confers additional risks for a variety of conditions and diseases.
The Earlier the Better: Recognition of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis in the Primary Care Setting. Arthritis is a relatively common reason for presentation in the medical office. More than 21% of US adults (46.4 million) have self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affecting approximately 1.3 million adults. Diagnosing RA in the early stages can be difficult and patients may have subtle to near-normal physical examination.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Improving Patient Outcomes in the Primary Care Setting. Most care takes place in the primary care setting, and sleep disorders are no exception. Although 30% of the general population report symptoms of sleep disruption and greater than 50% of primary care patients have sleep complaints, there is documented under-treatment of sleep-related disorders.