Primary Care Focus Symposium Online


On-Demand Symposium
Available on July 28, 2021

The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. Additionally, he or she must be well-versed in primary prevention and health promotion.

This online course will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. Expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to women’s health, anxiety disorders, palliative care during COVID-19, spiritual and mental health, headache management, sleep disorders, antibiotic stewardship, nutrition and exercise, A-fib, transitions of care, and COVID-19 and the primary care physician.

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Course Topics

Credit Hours

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care: Hot Topics1.0 Cat. 1
Anxiety Disorders: Identification and Management in Primary Care1.25 Cat. 1
COVID-19 and SARS-CoV2 in the Primary Care Setting1.5 Cat. 1
Headache: Migraine and Red Flags0.75 Cat. 1
Lifestyle and Risk Factor Modification for Reduction of Atrial Fibrillation1.0 Cat. 1
Managing the Spiritual Event of Serious Illness1.0 Cat. 1
The Role of a Nurse Practitioner-led Transition of Care Clinic in Preventing Hospital Readmissions1.0 Cat. 1
Palliative Care During COVID-19: What Clinicians Need to Know1.0 Cat. 1
Review of Common Sleep Disorders: Tools for Better Care1.25 Cat. 1
Weight Gain and Exercise: Applying the New Dietary and Exercise Guidelines with Your Patients1.5 Cat. 1
Well-Woman Exam1.25 Cat. 1

Registration and Fees

This on-demand symposium is offered free of charge.

Course registration will open on July 28, 2021.

Who Should Attend

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and respiratory therapists.

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Symposium Director

imageAgueda Hernandez, M.D., FAAFP
Symposium Director
Chief Medical Officer and Designated Institutional Official
Center for the Advancement of Learning
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida


imageSusan Chalfin, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Director, Behavioral Medicine Training and 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
Miami, Florida
imageReverend Guillermo Escalona, M.Div.
Director, Pastoral Care
Board-Certified Chaplain, APC
Certified in Thanatology, ADEC
Pastoral Care Service
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida
imageTimothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCIDP
Director, ID PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program
Manager, Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Program
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida
imageSophia Malary-Carter, M.D.
Faculty, West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Florida International University Family Medicine Residency Program
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Baptist Health South Florida
Assistant Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida
imageAileen M. Marty, M.D., FCAP
Distinguished Professor, Infectious Diseases
Department of Transitional Medicine
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Laboratory Director and Clinical Consultant
Florida International University Health Auxiliary, High Complexity CLIA Laboratory for COVID-19
Director, Florida International University Health Travel Medicine Program and Vaccine Clinic Commander, Emergency Response Team Development
Miami, Florida
imageA. Chika Ohaeto, DNP, APRN, ACNP
Manager of Advanced Practice Providers
Baptist Health Medical Group, Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner, Baptist Health Follow-up Care
Baptist Health Medical Group
Miami, Florida
imageMario I. Pascual, M.D., FHRS
Director, Electrophysiology Service Line
Division of Cardiology, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Miami, Florida
imageAmett E. Pino, M.S., CSCS
Exercise Physiologist
Senior Wellness Coach
Employee Fitness/Wellness Advantage
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida
imageAngie Placeres, M.S., RDN, LDN, CDCES
Wellness Dietitian
Employee Health Management/Wellness Advantage
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Baptist Health South Florida
Adjunct Nutrition Professor, Florida International University
Miami, Florida
imageCarlos Ramirez-Mejia, M.D.
Baptist and Doctors Hospitals and Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami, Florida
imageAna M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Services
Chief Wellness Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

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.

See individual course pages for applicable credits and accreditations.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

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