Bleeding and Clotting Disorders: Update on Anticoagulation for Family Physicians
This 60-minute, lecture-based presentation addresses the prevalence of blood diseases and bleeding disorders in a patient population, particularly inherited vs acquired conditions; discusses lifestyle modifications and drug therapy options for controlling bleeding and clotting disorders; and evaluates the risk of clotting issues in pregnant women with particular attention to venous thromboembolism.
Listen to the lecture and follow along with the slides. Submit the post-test for CME credit, free to AAFP members.
Todd Thames, MD, is the director of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program, San Antonio, Texas. He earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and a master of science in health care administration and policy from Trinity University, San Antonio. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of California Davis/David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base.
Deborah Cardell, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. She served as the medical director of the anticoagulation clinic for the University Hospital System from 2007 to 2009. Since 2009, she has served as the Chair of the University Hospital System’s anticoagulation safety committee. Dr Cardell earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and completed a primary care internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco/Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland.
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