September 29, 2016
High blood pressure is one of many chronic conditions that family physicians have to address to help their patients live better lives. Making an impact may feel slow and small but in the overall health of your patients, it means the world.
On September 29, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians members and their practice teams heard three family physicians, from three very different practice settings, tell their stories about how they have improved hypertension control rates – one patient at a time.
We know it’s challenging to persuade a busy mom that blood pressure control is important and even though her kids are going back to school soon, she needs to return in a few weeks to make sure things are better with the new medication. As family physicians, you have first-hand knowledge of your patients health concerns, their work-life stressors, and you celebrate their accomplishments alongside them. Participants in this webinar learned how peers in the primary care trenches are impacting their communities through hypertension management success.
This webinar was FREE of charge to OAFP members and their practice teams, offered continuing medical education (CME) credits, and is archived on the OAFP website for one year.
- The importance of engaging a practice improvement strategy to impact population health
- Examples of how family medicine practices in different settings improved their care for patients diagnosed with hypertension
- How teams that work together toward a common goal can improve the quality of care provided to their patients
- What practices can do now to positively impact their practice in the future.
- Ted Wymsylo, MD, FAAFP – Medical Director, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers representing community health centers and federally qualified health centers
- Anna McMaster, MD – Henry County Family Physicians, representing small, group practices
- Laura Miller, MD – St. Elizabeth’s Family Health Center, representing residency programs
This Enduring Material activity, Best Practices of Hypertension Management in Family Medicine Webinar, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval began September 29, 2016. Term of approval is for one year from this date.
If you have questions regarding this webinar, please contact Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, or call 800.742.7327.