Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Develop a plan to routinely counsel patients on how to make healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for hypertension or prehypertension.
2. Address barriers to care among patients in your practice, especially elderly and minority patients, and identify or develop tools to help manage hypertension.
3. Prepare treatment regimens including antihypertensive medications, lifestyle modification and available tools that may increase patient adherence.
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Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Centre for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida
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