The following webinars were developed by Gateway Treatment Centers to provide information on substance abuse and mental health topics for healthcare and related professionals. Continued educational credits are not available for viewing webinar recordings.
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Free Webinar: Identification of Patients with Substance Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
Managing common medical problems such as hypertension and diabetes are familiarities of care, but Substance Use Disorder (SUD) can be easily dismissed or overlooked. It is proposed that 20% of patients encountered for a primary care visit have a problem with substance abuse.
Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders.
Identification of a SUD patient in a physician office setting can be an opportune situation because physicians have already established a level of trust with their patients. At first, patients may be reluctant to discuss substance use but once the condition is out in the open, options for treatment can be discussed.
This Webinar will provide tips for the primary care physician to aid in the diagnosis of substance use disorder and provide recommendations by which these patients can receive treatment.
June 6th, 2017
12:15 – 12:45 pm CDT
Additional time for Q&A
Please note, this webinar does not provide CEUs.
Cost FREE with Registration
Registration Registration is only available online. Register now, space is limited. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Meet the Presenter
Roueen Rafeyan. M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rafeyan is the Chief Medical Officer at the Gateway Foundation. He has spent over 20 years in the field of Substance Use Disorder providing medical leadership to preeminent Illinois healthcare institutions such as Rush, Michael Reese, Resurrection and Presence Behavioral Health.
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