May 31st 12:00 PM
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Montana. Appropriate lung cancer screening saves lives by finding lung cancer earlier before signs and symptoms, however it is estimated that less than 15% of eligible patients nationwide receive a screening (NCQA, 2022). This session will discuss the USPTF lung cancer screening guidelines, discuss ways to implement lung cancer screening in a primary care setting, and share tools available to help you work with patients in shared decision making to discuss screening benefits and harms.
Application for 1.0 hours CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Chakravarthy Reddy, MD, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He specializes in lung cancer, airway disorders, and malignant pleural effusion. He is interested in advancing non-surgical ways to diagnose and treat cancers that occur in the chest. He performs flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, pleuroscopy, endobronchial ultrasonography, and airway stent placements. Reddy attended Mysore Medical College in Mysore, Karnataka, India. He completed an internship and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York, where he also served as attending physician. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and received additional training in interventional pulmonology medicine at Harvard Medical School. Reddy is a certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Association of Bronchology, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society. Reddy volunteers and does community service locally and internationally. He has performed health care screenings in Africa and Ecuador.
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