• Primary Care Conference, all presentations

    Original Date: August 19-20, 2017

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.

    12.0 CEUs (including 3.0 ethics, 2.0 pharmacy, and 7.0 general) approved by OBNM
  • Emergencies in the Primary Care Office

    Presenter: Tad Buckingham OD, EMT-P
    Original Date: August 19, 2017

    As Naturopathic Physicians you are the primary care providers for a diverse patient base. This gives us the opportunity to provide treatment for both genders through the various milestones of their lives. Many of these patients are primarily healthy but many will experience acute or long lasting systemic illnesses in their lifetime. The chance of these patients having an acute medical emergency in your office is real. Managing a medical emergency occurring in the primary care setting can be difficult. We need to make critical decisions quickly. You can be confident with these critical decisions when you are prepared. Mitigation of medical emergencies, in your practice, uses the knowledge that you have already obtained. Understand the value of proper preplanning for medical emergencies.

    Pharmaceuticals:
    Epinephrine 1:1000
    Oral Glucose

    1.5 CEUs (including 0.25 pharmacy & 1.25 general) approved by OBNM
  • Improving Diagnostic Accuracy: Using Evidence-Based Medicine in Diagnosis

    Presenter: Nancy Scarlett, ND
    Original Date: August 19, 2017

    This presentation focuses on the value and applicability of Evidence-informed Practices in as it applies to diagnosis in naturopathic primary care. Once EIP terminology is reviewed and sample likelihood ratios are calculated and interpreted, we cover a number of common and important conditions—and their objective findings-- and analyze the evidence in order to bolster clinical and diagnostic accuracy. Additionally, more diagnostically reliable physical exams are discussed.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Charting, Billing, and Coding for the Primary Care Practice

    Presenter: Ilana Gurevich, ND
    Original Date: August 19, 2017

    In this seminar, practitioners learn how to enhance clinical practice through effective insurance billing and coding techniques, tips, and essential guidelines. Dr.Ilana Gurevich, ND, Lac is an established expert in Naturopathic medical and has worked with a variety of individual businesses throughout the years. In this presentation she discusses and answer most questions related to billing and coding. Attendees can expect to learn how to:

    1) Be able to choose the appropriate code based on there services
    2) Be able to chart in compliance with the details that the code they used require
    3) Feel confident that if they are audited there charting will be consistent with the requirements of that code

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Cervical Cancer Screening: Review, Updates, Abnormal Findings and Case Review

    Presenter: Kimberly Windstar, ND
    Original Date: August 19, 2017

    This presentation reviews current cervical cancer screening guidelines, updates and management of abnormal pap tests and HPV findings using the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) algorithms. There are some cases at the end of the presentation that will allow participants to apply the guidelines and practice using the algorithms. Participants will be able to apply this to their practice right away.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • HIPAA Compliance and Ethical Management of Electronic Patient Communications

    Presenter: Roy Huggins, LPC NCC
    Original Date: August 20, 2017

    This presentation begins by establishing a baseline understanding of the typical ways physicians use electronic communications, -- e.g. email, texting, online video, etc – in practice. We then come to understand legal and ethical implications of these uses and provide some guidance for adhering to those laws and ethics.

    The presentation focuses on a combination of the learners’ professional and ethical responsibilities and the legal standards that help them know how to live up to those responsibilities. Concrete examples are used to help ensure understanding of the material.

    1.5 ethics CEUs approved by OBNM
  • How to Reduce Legal Risk and Improve Outcomes by Setting Appropriate Boundaries in Patient Relationships

    Presenter: Roy Huggins, LPC NCC
    Original Date: August 20, 2017

    A core tenet of Naturopathic medicine is to provide deep, holistic care for patients that addresses the whole person. As such, NDs frequently develop closer relationships with patients than do their allopathic counterparts. In addition, NDs in Oregon have recently found themselves being more closely integrated into primary care for Oregonians and thus under closer scrutiny from their licensing board. It has become clear that one common cause of complaint to the board involves boundary violations.

    In order to help attendees learn how to establish rigorous boundaries with patients, as opposed to either overly ridged or overly porous boundaries, this presentation shows attendees how psychotherapists use professional boundaries as both a tool for maintaining ethical behavior and for improving clinical outcomes along with discussion of the many ways in which this model applies to Naturopathic medical practice. The presentation also explores the all-important topic of which kinds of patient conditions and which situations typically foster boundary crossings and violations.

    1.5 ethics CEUs approved by OBNM
  • The Body Remembers: Addressing Emotional Trauma Sequelae in Primary Care

    Presenter: Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP
    Original Date: August 20, 2017

    In Naturopathic health care, we often see complex chronic illnesses that are unexplained or illexplained within allopathic medicine. Understanding emotional trauma, especially early life and population based, can offer us unique insight into the etiology of these illnesses, which can ultimately improve patient outcomes.

    This workshop begins with a primer on the physiology of stress and trauma. We then follow the path of stress through the body to offer a fun and interactive overview of the long term consequences of emotional trauma, such as autoimmune disease, diabetes and thyroid disorders. We end with an overview of when and how to provide interventions for trauma: who to refer to for trauma treatment and how to shift the faulty physiologocial mechanisms of trauma.

    Specific pharmaceuticals to be covered:
    SSRIs as a class of medications
    Lithium carbonate

    1.5 CEUs (including 0.25 pharmacy & 1.25 general) approved by OBNM
  • Compounding for the General Practitioner

    Presenter: Natalie Gustafson, PharmD
    Original Date: August 20, 2017

    Compounding provides alternative options to treat many of the common conditions seen in general practice. This talk discusses everything from various pain conditions, such as arthritis, neuropathies, anal fissures and fibromyalgia, to dermatologic conditions. It also touches on hormone and thyroid replacement therapy options and women’s health. Frequently, patients with pain conditions are given opiates or other medications with addictive properties and significant adverse effects. There are many different alternatives, many designed to be local in action, that can help the general practitioner transition patients away from these medications. Combining healing agents together can be used in anal fissures, hemorrhoids, vaginitis and wounds. Many available products for different dermatologic conditions, like acne or psoriasis, can be harsh on the skin or also cause adverse effects. Compounding allows for incorporation of alternative or natural treatments.

    1.5 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM