The Doctor’s Advocate | Second Quarter 2013

Earn Complimentary CME Credits

We offer a comprehensive selection of seminars and Webinars that can help you strengthen patient safety while you earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

This year’s featured seminar, Prescription Drug Abuse: An Epidemic, addresses a wide variety of issues, including prescription fraud, drug diversion, and management of patients on chronic opioid therapy. For dates, locations, and registration information, go to

Upcoming Webinars (Earn 1.0 CME Credit)

July10 Medication Management in the Office Practice
July 18 HIPAA: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
July 30 Reducing Hospital Readmissions
August 7 Managing Challenging Patients
August 20 Risk Prevention Tips for the Digital Age: E-mail, Texting, and Social Media
August 27 Patient Safety Issues and the Hospitalized Obese Patient
August 29 The Top Five Risks in the Office Practice
September 5 Adverse Outcome Disclosure: What to Do When the Unexpected Occurs
September 17 Consent and Patient Care
September 18 Sexual Harassment: A Ticking Time Bomb
September 26 FAQs: Answers to Common Patient Safety Questions


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The Doctor’s Advocate

Second Quarter 2013

Director's Forum

An Ounce of Prevention
A Failure to Rescue

Politically Speaking
Oregon Enacts Early Disclosure Law

Earn Complimentary CME Credits

Johns Hopkins Launches Online Pain Certificate for Primary Care Physicians in 2013

Texas Physician Advisory Board Update

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