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Advances in Primary Care: What You and Your Doctor Need to Know About Prevention and Treatment of Common Medical Conditions

Wednesday evenings, June 23 – July 28, 2010

7:00 to 8:45 p.m., 513 Parnassus Avenue

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Everyone deserves great primary care: medical care that is comprehensive, continuous, accessible, and patient-centered. Great primary care focuses on wellness, utilizing the best medical evidence for prevention and treatment of common clinical conditions. And great primary care requires well-informed, motivated patients who can work with physicians and other health professionals to make the best personal medical decisions. This course, taught by UCSF’s faculty in Primary Care Internal Medicine, will present the latest information on a wide variety of common clinical dilemmas and on new strategies for patient empowerment.

Course Chair Bio / Course Description

Course Chair: Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Director, Mini Medical School for the Public; Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean, Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

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June 23

Prevention of Heart Disease:
Current Strategies for Treatment of High Blood Pressure
and High Blood Cholesterol

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS, Director, Mini Medical School
for the Public; Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean,
Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

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June 30

Prevention of Common
Cancers: Who Needs What Tests?

Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine

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July 7

Controversies in Management of Menopause
and Osteoporosis: Setting the Record Straight

Mary S. Beattie, MD, MS, Associate Professor of
Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, UCSF
Women’s Health Director of Clinical Research, UCSF
Cancer Risk Program

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July 14

Obesity and Diabetes: What Can We Do for the
Twin Epidemics of the 21st Century?

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS, Director, Mini Medical School
for the Public; Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean,
Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

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July 21

Vaccines for Adults: Progress in the Prevention
of Common Infectious Diseases

Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD, Professor of Medicine;
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; Director,
Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse
Populations

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July 28

Shared Decision-Making in Primary Care:
New Strategies for Patient Empowerment

Grace Lin, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor of
Medicine

2 Responses to “Advances in Primary Care: What You and Your Doctor Need to Know About Prevention and Treatment of Common Medical Conditions”

  1. Adisa willmer June 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Love the idea of this educational opportunity.
    Is this for primary care physician too – or is this course a basic understanding just for our pts to understand our approach and evidence based medicine that we try to practice?

  2. Robert Baron MD June 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Yes, although it is designed for non-MDs, physicians and other health professionals are also welcome (and will likely find it useful). However, there is no CME/CE credit for this course.