Harrogate, Tennessee, March 25, 2019— Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) and Farragut ENT and Allergy will host a three-day workshop titled “ENT for the Primary Care Practitioner: Promoting Performance Change in Clinical Practice” on April 5-7, at LMU-Knoxville located at 9737 Cogdill Road. The event is open to all physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This will be the inaugural Continuing Medical Education event at the new LMU-Knoxville site.
Common ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions account for a large portion of symptoms presented by clients in the primary care setting. Integrating otolaryngology, the surgical subspecialty that deals with ENT conditions, into CME training offers primary care providers a way to gain additional knowledge and skills beyond what they receive in initial professional education.
“Many of these conditions can be managed at the primary health care level, which can potentially decrease the financial burden on patients, hospitals and specialty referrals and improve quality of care overall,” said Dr. Leonard Brown, president of Farragut ENT and Allergy.
Using demonstrations, realistic learning experiences and hands-on skill building techniques, this workshop will provide an appreciation of allergy testing, protocols for evaluating hearing loss and dizziness, relevant Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and training for in-office flexible nasolaryngoscopy. After completing the requirements, attendees may obtain both a continuing medical education (CME) Certificate and a Certificate of Proficiency in flexible nasolaryngoscopy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour DCOM at LMU-Knoxville.
“Our CME courses are ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers who want to improve performance and skills and the quality of patient care through hands-on workshop training,” said Patricia Stubenberg, Ph.D., director of CME and preceptor development for LMU-DCOM. “We continue to receive great feedback on this workshop and have had providers already begin to implement what they learned into their practice.”
This year the workshop has been expanded to include the evaluation of hearing loss and dizziness and tools for implementing in-office flexible nasolaryngoscopy in the primary care practice.
About Farragut ENT and Allergy
Farragut ENT and Allergy is an independent medical practice treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Farragut ENT employs ENT physicians, audiologists, nurse practitioners, and others working together for optimum patient outcomes and satisfaction. With multiple locations around Knoxville, Tennessee, Farragut ENT is committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of ENT-related conditions for patients and providers across East Tennessee. Visit www.farragutent.com for more information.
About Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. LMU-Knoxville will open for the training of students in fall 2019. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email [email protected], or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.