Approach to Abnormal Uterine Bleeding for the Primary Care Provider
Menstrual disorders are one of the most common complaints of women seen in primary care. Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a broad term that encompasses bleeding at abnormal or unexpected times or excessive flow at times of expected menses. An estimated 30% of women report menorrhagia annually, which can be extremely debilitating and is the indication for two thirds of hysterectomies and nearly 25% of gynecologic operations in the United States. Primary care clinicians are often the first to hear of AUB complaints, and often responsible for assessment and management where gynecological services are limited. In this session, Dr. Cholkeri-Singh, world renowned gynecologic surgeon, will discuss approaches to diagnosis as well as management of AUB.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR (RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 27, 2018)
CME CREDITS: 1.0 (SEE BELOW)
FACULTY: AARATHI CHOLKERI-SINGH, MD, FACOG
By the end of the session, participants will:
1. Understand common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding
2. Understand approaches to evaluation and treatment of uterine bleeding in the primary care setting
3. Learn when abnormal uterine bleeding requires specialist involvement and considerations for referral
AARATHI CHOLKERI-SINGH, MD, FACOG
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGICAL SURGEON
THE ADVANCED GYNECOLOGIC INSTITUTE
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is in private practice with Dr. Charles E. Miller at The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute in the metropolitan Chicago area. During her fourth year of residency, she was accepted as a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgical Fellow through the AAGL, the world’s largest organization dedicated to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Her training was based on the East Coast at Harvard and Brown Universities’ hospital affiliates. She trained with six different surgeons in the fields of General Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology and Urogynecology.
Dr. Cholkeri-Singh is an active member of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the AAGL, ISGE and SLS. She has served as a faculty member for these societies, their conferences and committees, and continues to be invited annually for active participation. Dr. Cholkeri-Singh is the Associate Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, the Co-Director of the AAGL/SRS fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and the Director of Gynecologic Surgical Education at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. She also is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL and Lecturer for the Department of Ob/GYN at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL. She continues to be an ad hoc reviewer for The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG), The European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Gynecologic & Obstetric Investigation, International Journal of Fertility & Sterility, as well as many others.
J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA
Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA
Pooja Mittal, DO
This lecture will be conducted as a one-hour live webinar. Registration is free. Participants will submit a survey at the end of the session to claim CME credit.
AAFP CREDIT STATEMENT
This Live series activity, Optimizing Management of Common Specialty Conditions in the Primary Care Setting, from 07/01/2017 - 07/01/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each webinar in the series is approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits.
AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
This Live series activity is eligible for Continuing Education credit from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 equivalent credits per webinar based on their participation.