Primary Care Conference

Thank you for attending! We had more than 200 learners from across Piedmont attend our 13th Annual Primary Care Conference.

We would like to thank our faculty for their informative presentations and sharing their expertise with our learners.

Successful completion of the activity requires you to answer some competency questions about each presentation. The questions and evaluation for the conference are found here. Please complete your survey no later than February 6, 2021.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Linda Groarke, Program Administrator for Continuing Medical Education for Piedmont Healthcare at


About the Conference

The 13th Annual Primary Care Conference featured a variety of topics presented by exceptional faculty that focuses on important issues and challenges in primary care with an emphasis on practical and useful information for clinical practice.


Conference Agenda: (subject to change)

  • Hypertension and Cholesterol Management in Patients with Diabetes
    Melissa Robinson PharmD | Piedmont Clinic
    Thomas Wells, MD | Athens Regional Physician Services
  • Diabetes Technology: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know
    Malek Mushref MD | Athens Regional Physician Services
  • What Weight Loss Tolls are Available to Your Patients? An Update on Current Weight Loss Options
    Kristin Smith MS, RDN, LD | Piedmont Atlanta
  • So Your Patient Had COVID, Now What?
    Megan Rutherford Gaskin MMSc, PA-C
  • The COPD 5: The Five Things All Primary Care Providers Should Address with their Patients
    James Pippim, MD, MPH | Piedmont Athens Regional
  • Red Bumps and Brown Spots: Saving Lives in Primary Care
    Ross Campbell MD | Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Three Things You Need to Know About GI Cancers
    James Griffin MD | Athens Regional Specialty Services
    Andrew Page MD | Piedmont Medical Care Corporation
  • A Practical Approach to Geriatric Polypharmacy
    Yolin Bueno MD | Piedmont Athens Regional
    Wendi Lovenvirth DO | Piedmont Athens Regional
  • Let’s Talk About ADHD
    Cesar Figueroa MD | Piedmont Macon


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss evidence-based treatment options for medical conditions commonly seen in primary care relative to the knowledge and expertise of each of the inter-professional team members.
  • Identify collaborative behaviors necessary for the effective implementation of appropriate treatment options for medical conditions commonly seen in the primary care setting.
  • Describe their role in the diagnosis, management, and referral of patients with medical conditions commonly seen in the primary care setting.
  • Employ skills to foster inter-professional team work and team-based, collaborative care for patients with medical conditions commonly seen in the primary care setting.


Target Audience

  • APRNs
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Other members of the primary care team



Non-Piedmont physicians: $25 per day
Piedmont physicians and staff: No fee
Other health care professional: No fee


CME Credit Hours

4.5 CME Credits

Piedmont Healthcare is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Piedmont Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

4.5 Nursing Contact Hours
Piedmont Healthcare is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the South Carolina Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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