1. Distinguish the signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and thrombophlebitis.
2. Evaluate patients who are current or former smokers, and those who develop frequent viral infections, for symptoms that may indicate COPD or related conditions.
3. Prepare treatment plans that include a combination approach to therapy for patients who have COPD.
4. Counsel patients to make lifestyle modifications that may relieve mild sleep apnea.
5. Counsel patients on strategies to encourage compliance with CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.
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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, Center for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida
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