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Sleep Apnea & Other Pulmonary Issues for Primary Care

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Family Medicine |  Primary Care |  Pulmonary Medicine |  Sleep Apnea |  Sleep Disorders
Thomas Miller DO, MPH
56 Minutes
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*** Please note this program will also be found as part of the 8-Credit program Simply CME #4: A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician. If you have already completed Simply CME #4, you will not want to choose this program. If you want to learn more about Simply CME #4: A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician, choose “Media Types” above and select “Classroom.” ***

In this activity, there will be a discussion on how to formulate a treatment plan based on best practices and new treatment options for common disorders of the respiratory system. This includes prioritizing medication selections and recognizing when it is appropriate to hospitalize for pneumonia will be discussed. 

By the end of the session, the learner will know:

  • The important historical and physical finding that warrants a workup for sleep apnea
  • The clinical presentation and indications for antibiotics in acute bronchitis
  • The clinical finding in pneumonia and common pathogens
  • The indications for inpatients vs. outpatient treatment for pneumonia
  • The importance of GINA in working with asthmas patients

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

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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 response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




Thomas Miller DO, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Thomas Miller is currently an Assistant Professor at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Practice. He hails from Montana, where he grew up and earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biology at the College of Great Falls (Now the University of Providence) in Great Falls, Montana. He then moved to Michigan, where he graduated with his doctor of osteopathy degree from Michigan State University College Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Miller completed his internship at Mt. Clemens General Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, before beginning his 20-year Air Force career. While in the Air Force, he completed his residency in Family Practice and was the Chief Resident at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a Staff Physician at the Creighton University Family Practice Residency for one year and then was moved by the Air Force. His main occupations in the Air Force were Family Medicine and Flight Medicine, taking him to five continents involving multiple combat tours. In 2003, Dr. Miller earned a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Occupational Medicine from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

After he retired from the Air Force, Dr. Miller worked for U.S. Healthworks in Spokane, Washington doing Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine for ten years until he moved to Kennewick, Washington. While in the Tri-cities, Dr. Miller worked for HPMC Occupational Medical Services, a contractor for the Department of Energy at Hanford. He then accepted an Assistant Professor position at Heritage University. During his five-year tenure at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington, Dr. Miller taught in the Physician Assistant and Master of Arts in Medical Science programs. During these five years, he also assisted in clinical skills for one day a week at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington, where he now teaches exclusively for the past academic year.  He is also an ordained Deacon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yakima, Washington.

Dr. Miller 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.



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