Pearls for Primary Care
A Mental Health Education Series for Primary Care Teams
The Pearls for Primary Care lecture series aims to equip primary care providers with practical tools, knowledge and skills to identify and treat patients who are in need of mental health care. All members of the primary care team and other community partners are invited to attend upcoming lectures.
Lectures take place from 7-8 a.m. at the Postma Center on Pine Rest’s main campus. Breakfast, CME’s and CEU’s are provided.
Click on the Pearls for Primary Care lecture titles below to register.
Wed Apr 10th 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MIDr. Bruce Retterath will present evidence on how teletherapy is improving access, enhancing convenience, and providing superior patient care, often in the primary care setting. Attendees will learn how to identify when teletherapy is appropriate for their patients, how it differs from other telehealth services, and the advantages of teletherapy for patients.
Wed May 8th 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MICurrent research shows that the stress levels of women with infertility are equivalent to women with cancer, AIDS or heart disease. Supporting patients experiencing infertility, including those undergoing treatment can be challenging. Reproductive Psychiatrist Dr. Nagalla will discuss biological and psychological aspects of infertility and recommendations about pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of distress in these patients.
Wed Jun 12th 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MIThe world of mental health is constantly evolving. Many professionals find it challenging to stay up to speed about what resources are available for their patients and how to connect patients to the care that they need. This talk offers the opportunity to hear from a variety of experts from within Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services about their area of expertise, the innovative programs where they work, and how to connect patients to the help that they need. Due to the Pine Rest specific nature of this event, CME’s and CEU’s will not be available.
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Recordings of past Pearls for Primary Care lectures are available. To request access to one or more videos, please contact the referral relations team at email@example.com. Below are topics that were covered.
- What Psychiatrists Wish Primary Care Providers Knew | William Sanders, DO
- Psychiatric Medication Management | Louis Nykamp, MD
- Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care Models : A Panel Discussion | Scott Halstead, PhD, Moderator; Phil Baty, MD; Carey Krause, DO; Susan Wakefield, MD; and Kim Meeuwsen, MA, BBA
- Pediatric Anxiety and Depression | Lia Gaggino, MD and Kelly Blankenship, DO
- Pregnant and Postpartum Mental Health: Identification and Treatment in the Pediatric, Obstetric, and Family Practice Settings | Madhavi Latha Nagalla, MD
- Suicide Assessment in the Primary Care Office | Valerie Mathis-Allen, MD
- ADHD: Tips for PCPs | Julie Smithee, PhD
- Tricky Symptoms: Mental Health Conditions in Disguise | Ryan Doyle, DO
- Substance Use Disorders: Identification and Treatment | Bruce Springer, MD and John Budnick, PA-C
- Patient Experience Panel | Lia Gaggino, MD and Patient Panel
- Teasing Out Dementia, Depression & Delirium | Swapnil Rath, MD