Evidence-Based Clinician Education for Diagnosing and Treating Fibromyalgia

Women’s health and primary care providers are often the first to encounter patients with the chronic and diffuse symptoms indicative of fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points in the body. Ninety percent of the 3-6 million Americans coping with this debilitating syndrome annually are women. Although its etiology is unknown, women are more at risk for developing fibromyalgia particularly during their reproductive and early menopausal years. This practice-based initiative offers providers a structured program to identify, implement, and evaluate improvements in their practice that will positively impact the quality of life for their patients with fibromyalgia.

Physicians will receive 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each completed stage and an additional 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing all three stages in succession, for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Non-physicians will earn a certificate of completion. Please note that this activity is for participants seeking continuing medical education credit only. Review the complete CME information for this activity.

 

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