CME / CE / ABIM MOC

Medscape Now! Hot Topics in Family Medicine September 2023 Part 1

Authors: News Authors: Miriam E. Tucker, Natalia Martínez Medina, MD, and Megan Brooks; CME Author: Kayla Naas, MA  Faculty and Disclosures
CME / CE / ABIM MOC Released: 09/14/2023 Valid Credit Through: 09/14/2024

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians (PCPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in patient care. 

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to evaluate and implement emerging data and guidelines into patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding
    • Recent advances in family medicine that are improving patient care
    • Implications for the healthcare team

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News Author

Kate Johnson

Freelance writer, Medscape 

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CME Author

Charles P. Vega, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine 
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine 
Irvine, California

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Editor/Nurse Planner

Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CLNC

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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