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Hypertension Goals of Care from an Osteopathic Family Medicine Perspective

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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VOMA - Virginia
Jason Frasca
45 Minutes
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Hypertension is one of the most common chronic medical conditions, with implications in cardiovascular health (risk of myocardial infarction, stroke or kidney disease), as well as overall wellness. The goal of this presentation is to review the various guidelines of Hypertension management, focusing on the updated American Academy of Family Physicians 2022 guideline, while referencing others commonly referenced. The Osteopathic concept of Mind, Body, and Spirit will be reviewed and applied to empower the audience to make evidence-based, joint-decision making with an individual, Patient-Oriented approach to Hypertension management. Social Determinants of Healthcare (SDOH) will be discussed briefly, in effort to redirect away from race-based algorithms for Hypertension management.

Learning Objectives:

Following the completion of this lecture, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize, diagnose, and understand risks of cardiovascular disease with Hypertension.
  2. Discuss and recognize the American Academy of Family Physicians 2022 Hypertension guideline recommendations.
  3. Recognize other Hypertension guideline recommendations.
  4. Recognize the Osteopathic concept of Mind, Body and Spirit in effort to identify barriers and limitations to Hypertension management.
  5. Discuss Social Determinants of Healthcare (SDOH) versus race on Hypertension care.
  6. Apply these guidelines and this discussion to a Patient-Oriented approach to care.



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Dr. Frasca earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, completed Family Medicine Residency training at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Frasca is an assistant clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also serves as the associate program director of the VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also the Scholarly Activity Champion, and is an Associate Editor with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Family Medicine journal. His expertise is in behavioral health, physician wellness, meditation- and mindfulness-based intervention, mindset/bias, teaching patient rapport and professionalism, and medical narratives.

Disclosures: None

Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category category of credits 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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