Chronic Abdominal Pain
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Perform a differential diagnosis on the patient with chronic abdominal pain, including appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies that are based on the location of pain, presentation, and patient’s age and sex.
2. Establish referral and follow-up protocol for patients exhibiting red flags for other diseases.
3. Develop treatment plans that involve positive patient-physician communication, shared decision-making, and follow-up strategies that result in symptom relief and improved quality of life.
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Kate Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP, Faculty, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Aurora, Illinois
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