Head for the Hills!

What’s on the schedule for the 2015 event?  Check out these great presentations:

Anxious Kids – A Primary Care Approach- Meds & More: C. Allen Musil, MD

A discussion of the 3 classes of medication commonly prescribed to treat childhood anxiety, appropriate reasons to initiate medication in an anxious child, common side effects of SSRI treatment in children.  Will include things a primary care provider can do when interacting with school systems, when treating a child/adolescent with school refusal second to anxiety.

WIC Works:  Jessica Arney, MS, RD, LD

Overview of the WIC program including the immediate benefits of nutrition education, counseling, supplemental foods and breastfeeding support.  I will also talk about the long term positive health outcomes associated with participation in the program.  I will be able to discuss the differences between WIC and SNAP and answer any questions about the program.

Opioid Abuse and Overdose: Recognition and Management: Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP & S. Hughes Melton, MD, MBA, FAAFP, DABAM

REVIVE! is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia which makes naloxone available to lay rescuers to reverse opioid overdoses. A collaborative effort with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) taking the lead, the project includes the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health Professions, recovery community organizations such as the McShin Foundation, OneCare of Southwest Virginia, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA), and other stakeholders.

Cheap Meds:  Melody Counts, MD

Medical schools often teach us the best medications for a given medical condition without much regard for the cost to the patient.  In the real world, prescription medication cost can be a huge barrier to uninsured or underinsured patients.  This presentation will review the various resources for discounted and free prescription medications, as well as the reasons why a practice would want to invest time in utilizing them.

ADHD: What’s new? Roger Hofford, MD

This session will review some of the new information published, review the current treatments, present a treatment algorithm, and review recent Virginia and North Carolina Medicaid data plus CDC data.  Dr. Hofford recently chaired a work group of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Managed Care Physician Liaison Committee created by the Governor and the General Assembly in 2013.

Visit the main Head for the Hills page for registration and lodging information.

More session descriptions are posted here.

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