Anxiety Disorders: Identification and Management in Primary Care

This online course will provide practical, evidence-based strategies in the evaluation and management of anxiety disorders commonly seen in primary care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacy, pharmacy technicians, dietitians and respiratory therapists (personal growth).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the prevalence and diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders commonly seen in primary care.
  • Identify the prevalence of anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Screen for anxiety disorders with evidence-based tools.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders.
Additional information
  • Craske, M., Wittchen, U., Bogels, S., Stein, M., Andrews, G., & Lebeu, R. (2013). Severity measures for separation anxiety disorder–Adult. American Psychiatric Association.
  • Czeisler, M. É., Lane, R. I., Petrosky, E., Wiley, J. F., Christensen, A., Njai, R., ... & Rajaratnam, S. M. (2020). Mental health, substance use, and suicidal ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic—United States, June 24–30, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(32), 1049.
  • Panchal, N., Kamal, R., Orgera, K., Cox, C., Garfield, R., Hamel, L., & Chidambaram, P. (2020). The implications of COVID-19 for mental health and substance use. Kaiser family foundation.
  • Sherman, M. D., Miller, L. W., Keuler, M., Trump, L., & Mandrich, M. (2017). Managing behavioral health issues in primary care: Six five-minute tools. Family practice management, 24(2), 30-35.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.20 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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Course expires: 

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D.      
Director, Behavioral Medicine Training 
Family Medicine Residency Program
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Director, Pediatric Psychology On Call Service
Baptist Children’s Hospital
Psychologist, Pediatric Oncology Clinic
Miami Cancer Institute
Consultant, GME Programs
Center for Advancement of Learning
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., director for this educational activity, disclosed that she is a stockholder in Merck. 

The relevant financial relationship listed for this individual has been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.20 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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