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This Too Shall Pass: Kidney Stone Treatment & Prevention

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

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Abdominal Pain |  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Family Medicine |  Kidney Stones |  Pain Management |  Primary Care
Jennifer Thompson, DO
53 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.” ***

This presentation will focus on immediate steps primary care providers should take when patients present with acute renal stones. It will also discuss who, when, and why there should be a referral to a specialist. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognizing and diagnosing acute renal colic
  • Acute treatment for nephrolithiasis
  • When to send to a specialist
  • Stone type and specific treatment
  • Stone prevention

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.




Jennifer Thompson, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a transplant-trained nephrologist in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a partner at Iowa Kidney Physicians. She specializes in general and transplant nephrology.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and then a Master of Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She went on to graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Thompson completed an Internal Medicine residency at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She then left Texas behind and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to complete a nephrology fellowship and then a transplant nephrology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Transplant Nephrology Section. Dr. Thompson was then recruited to Iowa to help grow the transplant program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She is also an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Thompson's philosophy of care is to approach every patient as a whole being rather than a collection of diseases. She also recognizes that an informed patient is an engaged patient, so she makes an extra effort to make sure the patient understands their diagnosis and the reasoning behind the plan of care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  She especially enjoys vising national parks. 

Dr. Thompson discloses that she 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.



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 3


Linda F

"This professor has an outstanding teaching ability. I also appreciated her use of patient case studies. Good topic"