The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2017
The Doctors Company recognizes the importance of training primary care physicians and other healthcare practitioners to diagnose and care for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Due to the discrepancy between the rising number of aging adults and adequate numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians to serve an increasing population of seniors with cognitive decline, most dementias will be diagnosed and managed by primary care practitioners.
We have partnered with Champions for Health* to provide on-demand CME activities that share the tools and knowledge to make a difference in communities served by our members across the country. The series includes four courses:
Course 1: Screening for Dementia Among Adults with Cognitive Decline
Course 2: Evaluation and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Course 3: Addressing and Managing Behavioral and Environmental Symptoms of Dementia
Course 4: Addressing Patients and Families with End of Life Planning, Effective Communications, and Resources
Learn more about the series and access the courses at thedoctors.com/AlzheimersCME.
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Fourth Quarter 2017
Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study
An Ounce of Prevention
Teamwork Saves Lives in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting
Government Relations Report
Social Inflation Increases Pressure on Medical Liability Limits
Foundation Gets Involved at Patient Safety Camp
New CME Series on Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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