466 Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the general approach to evaluating functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).
  2. Summarize key interventions to consider in treating patients with FGIDs.
  3. Describe typical symptoms of functional upper gastrointestinal (GI) disorders in adults.
  4. Summarize initial management options for functional upper GI disorders in adults.
  5. Summarize when laboratory testing and endoscopy should be obtained in patients with suspected FGIDs.
  6. Summarize first- and second-line interventions for functional lower GI disordersin adults.
  7. Describe the typical symptoms of functional GI disorders in children.
  8. Cite management approaches to functional GI disorders in children.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$645.00

Michael Malone, MD, is an associate professor at Penn State College of Medicine (COM) family and community medicine department, Hershey, and medical director at the Penn State Medical Group, Fishburn. He serves as core teaching faculty for the Penn State Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr Malone is actively involved in educational and clinical global health. He is board certified in integrative and holistic medicine and is licensed to practice acupuncture, which he incorporates into his clini­cal practice. His interests and publications focus on evidence-based primary care topics. 

Abdul Waheed, MD, FAAFP, is an assistant professor of family and community medicine at Penn State COM. Dr Waheed teaches the full scope of family medicine to medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students while serving as admin­istrative faculty for the family medicine residency program. Urogenital and functional gastrointestinal disorders are part of his academic interests. He teaches and speaks on these topics at different venues and has published papers and book chapters on many primary care topics. 

Samiullah, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the gastroenterology and hepatology division at University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine, Columbia. He completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship. He serves as a faculty member for the gastroenterology fellowship program at MU and is an attending physician at MU Hospital and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia. Dr Samiullah has a strong background in teaching and research and has published numerous papers and presented his work at multiple national meetings.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$645.00
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