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How to Effectively Communicate with Your Patients

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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MOMA - Mississippi
Gretchen Holmes, PhD
54 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:


  • Understanding current behavior changes theories as they relate to weight loss goals
  • Apply communication best practices to conversations about behavior change
  • Understanding what patients want/need from physicians to help meet health goals

Accreditation Statement for DOCME programs:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association (MOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


Dr. Holmes has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation. 

Grievance Statement:

All grievances may be directed to MOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.


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Designated Institutional Official

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Tradition, Gulfport, MS

Gretchen Holmes currently oversees all medical education, including graduate medical education and clinical research, for Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. As the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Dr. Holmes has the authority and responsibility for all ACGME-accredited programs sponsored by Memorial Previously, Dr. Holmes served as the GME Director of Research for multiple hospital systems and as the DIO/Director of GME for Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida. Dr. Holmes is an experienced researcher, having published in numerous top-tier journals. She regularly teaches courses at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Behavior Change Theory and has served as a national-level patient advocate for the National Cancer Institute for 15 years. Dr. Holmes holds a bachelor of science degree in communication and a master of arts in communication and media ecology from New York University and a Ph.D. in health communication with a graduate certificate in medical behavioral science from the University of Kentucky.



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