Diagnosis & Management of Headaches in the Primary Care Setting

On-Demand Webinar   |   Aug. 31, 2017




CME CREDITS: 0.0 (no longer eligible)

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Neurologist, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT


Dr. Dankwah-Quansah is a board-certified Neurologist and fellowship trained Neuro-Oncologist. She obtained her undergraduate, Masters of Public Health and Medical Doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her Neurology Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Neuro-Oncology fellowship training Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Dankwah-Quansah has a great passion for cancer research and spent many years at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute performing research in cancer prevention. She has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient Neurology and a member of American Academy of Neurology. She currently works as a Neurologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.



Headache is a common reason for primary care office visits and is a complaint in more than 1 percent of patient visits to primary care offices, as well as 2 percent of visits to the Emergency Department. The prevalence of migraine headache in the general population is approximately 6 percent in men and 15 percent in women, affecting approximately 28 million Americans. Headaches rank among the most common reasons for doctor visits worldwide. In this lecture, we will review the diagnosis and management of the primary headache disorders, including migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster, as well as cues of more serious headache disorders.


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.


  • J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

  • Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA

  • Pooja Mittal, DO



By the end of the event, participants should:

  1. Understand various presentations of headaches in primary care settings.

  2. Gain skills and expertise to confidently evaluate a complaint of headache and work through a differential.

  3. Learn of advances in medication and treatment for headaches in the outpatient setting.

  4. Understand multi-modal approaches to strengthening the primary care-specialty care interface and larger medical neighborhood integration through transitions of care, streamlined referral strategies, and electronic consultations.