Family Medicine Conference: Guidelines for Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment
Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans and is a factor in more than 2 million fractures per year. However, many patients are not being given appropriate information about prevention and many patients are not receiving appropriate testing to diagnose osteoporosis or establish osteoporosis risk. Most importantly, many patients who have osteoporosis-related fractures are not being diagnosed with osteoporosis and are not receiving any of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, effective therapies (Cosman, et al, 2014). Dr. Michael Weitz will present evidence-based recommendations for screening and efficacious treatments for your patients at risk for or presenting with osteoporosis.
Hospitalists, General Internists, Family Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers and other interested healthcare providers.
- Implement osteoporosis screening recommendations.
- Initiate universally recommended osteoporosis treatment options.
- Monitor treatment effectiveness by performing bone mineral density (BMD) testing and biochemical marker analysis.
Michael A Weitz, M.D., FARC
Rheumatologist, Baptist Health South Florida
Medical Director, Center for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Michael A Weitz, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and other individuals involved in the planning, development, review and editing of the symposium content have indicated neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships.
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 live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-383601, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy