Internal Medicine 2013-07-15 - Internal Medicine Alert - Jul 15, 2013

Target Audience:

This CME activity is intended for the internist/family physician.


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Faculty Listing:

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
Allan J. Wilke, MD
Professor and Chair
Program Director
Department of Family Medicine
Western Michigan University School of Medicine

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair, Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Louis Kuritzky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine,
University of Kentucky;
Sleep Disorders Center,
Samaritan Hospital, Lexington

Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
UCLA School of Medicine

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Vice President,
Primary Care,
Eisenhower Medical Center;
Clinical Professor,
Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles

Ken Grauer, MD,
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine,
College of Medicine,
University of Florida

Peer reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, serves on the advisory board for Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Kowa, Novo Nordisk, and Teva.

Associate editors Allan J. Wilke, MD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, , and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Authors Jeffrey Gross, MD, and David J. Pierson, MD, Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Author Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH serves on the speakers bureau for PotomaCME.

Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda.

Authors Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP and James Chan, PharmD, PhD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Author Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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