Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Webinar for Doctors

In March we will be starting our series of internet seminars for primary care docs. We recognize that most primary care physicians see a lot of patients who are suffering with alcohol and other addictions, but they often don’t feel very comfortable bringing it up or talking about it. They often report that they don’t really know what to do.

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There is quite a lot of evidence that physicians don’t often make a diagnosis of a disease, or even explore a problem, when they don’t have a readily available solution to that problem.

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So we decided we could help close this gap. If we can help physicians know what to do with alcoholics and patients with other drug addictions then they will be more likely to look for these problems. Hopefully more patients will be able to get the help that they need.

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The first seminar will be in March and will deal with the causes of addictive diseases and how to make the diagnosis in an office setting. In subsequent seminars we will discuss specific drugs including opiates, sedatives, alcohol, cocaine and other stimulants.

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If anyone has any comments or questions please feel free to comment.

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