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Rheumatology Crash Course for the Non-Rheumatologist

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

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VOMA - Virginia
Megan Eshbaugh, DO
1 Hour 04 Minutes
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Rheumatology is a complicated field of medicine with over 100 disorders of the musculoskeletal system, many of which have an autoimmune, inflammatory, or systemic basis. It can be a daunting field for the non-Rheumatologist. This is due to our diseases involving nearly all fields of medicine, the limitations of imaging or laboratory studies alone in making definitive diagnoses, and the dynamic nature of newer therapeutics.  The goal of this presentation is to help provide clarity and to update some of these various topics.  

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Delineate rheumatic causes of pain, reviewing rheumatologic methods, as well as osteopathic principles of assessing the body as a whole
  2. Identify the utility and pitfalls of common rheumatologic labs
  3. Explore safety and side effect profile of common rheumatologic medications
  4. Review rheumatologic disease pearls



Megan Eshbaugh, DO Related Seminars and Products

Initially from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dr. Eshbaugh received her B.S from Virginia Tech and later her Osteopathic Medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She went on to do both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at Largo Medical Center in Largo Florida. She is currently in private practice at the Center for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases in North Suffolk and Chesapeake Virginia. She also serves as an assistant professor of rheumatology for Eastern Virginia Medical School providing lectures to students and residents and is a clinical preceptor for their Internal Medicine residency program.

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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