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Safe Prescribing for Pain, Depression & Anxiety

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

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Adolescent |  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  Anxiety |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Arthritis |  Cannabis |  Chronic Pain |  Dementia |  Depression |  Family Medicine |  Meets DEA Requirements |  Opioid Use Disorder |  Pain Management |  Patient Experience & Needs |  Pediatric Medicine |  Primary Care |  Sleep Apnea |  Suicide |  Trauma |  Urology
Robert N. Cooley, DO
50 Minutes
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***  Meets DEA Requirements  ***

This presentation will focus on key safety considerations for pain, depression, and anxiety medication management in the primary care setting. The pain management section will provide information about buprenorphine and cannabis and review basic safety guidelines. The depression segment will focus on diagnostic accuracy and suicide risk and explain the use of recommended atypical antipsychotics. The anxiety section will focus on the detriments of long-term treatment with benzodiazepines and recommend safer alternatives. 

Learning Objectives:

  • New harm reduction ideas for pain management
  • Identify potential pitfalls of depression treatment
  • Review salient safety concerns about anxiety medications

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:
MAOPS is 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:
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:
The KCU CME Committee members serve as the CME Planning Committee for this conference. Membership of the committee includes faculty and staff from KCU and may include physicians from local communities. Members of the committee are listed on the KCU CME webpage at

Each of the members of the Conference Planning Committee discloses that the relevant parties have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation, including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this program. Speaker disclosures are included within each bio and will be shown at the beginning of each presentation.

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.



Robert N. Cooley, DO's Profile

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Assistant Professor of Primary Care

Kansas City University - COM

Dr. Cooley received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Washburn University, his Doctor of Osteopathy from Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Cooley has served as Program Director for the Addiction Related Services at the Menninger Clinic, Child Psychiatrist for the Wyandot Behavioral Health Center, Medical Director of the Opioid Dependency Treatment Program for the Samuel U Rodgers Health Center, and the supervising physician for the Pain Management Services for the Health Partnership Clinic. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Primary Care here at KCU and is the Consulting Psychiatrist for the Kansas University Counseling and Education Support Services.

Robert Cooley, DO, 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 this presentation.

Dr. Cooley can be reached at



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