The Pressure's On: Choosing the Right Antihypertensive
The goal of this session is to review the various reasons to choose a specific antihypertensive given a patient’s demographics and comorbidities. We will also discuss how best to take an in-office blood pressure and the goal blood pressure.
UNLABELED USE DISCLOSURE
This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.
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This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other primary care team members.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Justify, given any demographic and co-morbidity, the optimal anti-hypertensive medication
- Describe the ideal manner to measure an in-office blood pressure.
Mark DRESSNER, MD, MS Ed, FAAFP
Kaiser Permanente, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Mark Dressner, MD is currently working with Kaiser Permanente in Long Beach, California after six years as a staff physician in the adult section of The Children’s Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), also located in Long Beach. Dr. Dressner graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. He completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern California.
Formerly he worked for 15 years in residency education, winning several awards for teaching. He has been on 14 medical brigades to Honduras and two to Brazil. Dr. Dressner is a past president of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). He served for three years as editor of California Family Physician magazine. He is an investor in the current hit Broadway musical The Prom and is hoping to be in attendance at this year’s Tony Awards ceremony.
Mark Dressner, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither he nor his partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.
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0.50 AAFP PRESCRIBED
This Enduring Material activity, The Pressure’s On: Choosing the Right Hypertensive, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credit) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins November 23, 2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AAFP Prescribed