Chronic Abdominal Pain
1. Treat patients presenting with abdominal pain in the urgent care or emergency care setting judiciously with appropriate analgesics.
2. Narrow the differential diagnoses of chronic abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
3. Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
4. Identify red flag symptoms in patients with chronic abdominal pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require surgical consult.
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Kathleen Rowland, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Department of Family Medicine, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Department of Family Medicine, Residency Core Faculty and Director of Inpatient Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Associate Fellowship Director, Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago-Advocate Illinois at Chicago-Advocate Illinois Masonic, Physician
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