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Advancements in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator (HNS)

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Cardiology |  Family Medicine |  Diabetes |  ENT |  MRI |  Primary Care |  Sleep Apnea |  Stroke
Kent McIntire, DO
43 Minutes
Access till 01/05/2027 after purchase.


This program will expire and must be completed by 01/05/27.

*** Please note this program was part of the KCU Homecoming 2023. If you participated in the live event, you would not want to choose this program. ***

This presentation will familiarize you with the indications and benefits of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HNS) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Specifically, the positive airway pressure benefits from inspire therapy and reduction in strokes, type 2 diabetes, and liver problems. By the end of the presentation, you will be able to educate patients on the alternative treatments and benefits of inspire therapy, HNS treatment for sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives:
Understand various treatments for sleep apnea
·    Describe inspire therapy
·    Understand the benefits of inspire therapy
·    Apply best options for patients with sleep apnea

Accreditation Statement:
The event has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA (Allopathic) Credit Designation:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) s accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA (Osteopathic) Credit Designation:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit(s) and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Planning Committee Disclosure:
Each of the members of the KCU CME Planning Committee discloses that he/she has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this presentation, including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this program.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial written response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




Kent McIntire, DO's Profile

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Kansas City University & Freeman Health Center

Kent Douglas McIntire, DO, FAOCO, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon with three decades of experience in the medical field, who has served as a partner physician with Freeman Ear, Nose, and Throat Center for 22 years.

Dr. McIntire holds particular expertise in facial trauma surgery, cancers of the head, neck, and face, skin cancer, and thyroid and salivary gland tumors in his practice. He also performs surgical procedures to treat sleep apnea, sinus disorders, and other general ENT surgeries. Alongside his clinical work, Dr. McIntire is also part of the Kansas City University teaching faculty, where he trains and mentors medical residents and serves as the ENT Residency Training Program.

In pursuit of his education, Dr. McIntire obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mid-American Nazarene University. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. Following medical school, he completed his residency in Otolaryngology with Freeman Health System. To further his training, Dr. McIntire completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Buffalo General Hospital. The doctor is board certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, facial reconstruction, and plastic surgery through the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Among his noteworthy recognitions, Dr. McIntire received the Top Doctor Award by Missouri Life Magazine in 2021, and recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Trusted Surgeon for his outstanding career in Otolaryngology and in acknowledgment of his accomplishments with Freeman Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in 2022.

Dr. McIntire discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentation.






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