Harrogate, Tennessee – Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) and Farragut ENT & Allergy have forged a commitment to address common ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions that can be managed at the primary health care level, especially in rural, underserved areas. Together they provide continuing medical education (CME) in live workshops and courses to health care professionals in Tennessee as well as online courses to providers around the United States.
Common 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. It also offers providers an opportunity to increase the scope of ENT treatment in primary care and decrease costly health care expenditures.
“Many of these ear, nose and throat conditions can be managed at the primary health care level,” said Dr. Leonard Brown, president of Farragut ENT & Allergy. “This can potentially decrease the financial burden on patients, hospitals and specialty referrals and improve quality of care overall.”
“ENT for the Primary Care Practitioner” is an online course presented in a video and narrated slide presentation format with procedure demonstrations and panel discussion. The course takes approximately six hours to complete at the provider’s convenience and addresses sinusitis, allergies, hearing loss, osteopathic manipulative treatment for ENT conditions and ends with an ENT panel discussion.
“Our CME courses are ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers involved in the care of ENT conditions commonly encountered in primary care,” said Patricia Stubenberg, Ph.D., director of CME and preceptor development for LMU-DCOM.
LMU-DCOM and Farragut ENT & Allergy will present a live pre-conference workshop prior to the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association annual conference on April 4, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm. at the Nashville Airport Marriott (600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214). The event is open to all physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants seeking CME credit.
The cost to attend is $250 for physicians and other health care practitioners, $200 for physician assistants and nurse practitioners, $175 for LMU clinical faculty, alumni and preceptors and $100 for residents. Registration includes lunch, a flash drive with syllabus and CME credit is available. Register online at http://tiny.cc/cme-ent. For more information contact Stubenberg at patricia.stubenberg@LMUnet.edu or 423.869.6819.
LMU-DCOM offers a selection of live and online faculty development programs with a focus on best practices in clinical teaching. Many offer free and/or discounted CME credit and are available to any health care provider.
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. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7090, email dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at med.LMUnet.edu.