Nancy L Roepke

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OBJECTIVE Approximately 35% of US adults are obese. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice patterns of primary care physicians (PCPs), endocrinologists (ENDOs), cardiologists (CARDs) and bariatricians (BARIs) regarding obesity. METHODS A case vignette survey was distributed to 1625 US-based PCPs, ENDOs, CARDs, and BARIs via(More)
INTRODUCTION Although approximately 40% of women report female sexual problems--and particularly sexual desire disorders, there are numerous practical, professional, and personal barriers to their diagnosis and management by treating clinicians. AIM To identify practice patterns, perceptions, and barriers to the diagnosis and management of female sexual(More)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring manufacturers of long-acting and extended-release opioids to have a class-wide Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). The comprehensive risk management plan will include training for prescribers on the appropriate and safe use of these pain medications. The letter dated April 19, 2011 from FDA to(More)
INTRODUCTION Due to the significant and increasing problem of chronic pain in the United States, pain management is a frequent need in many healthcare settings. At the same time, there has been rising concern with the abuse/misuse and potential for addiction to opioid therapies. This study was conducted to better understand healthcare professionals' current(More)
OBJECTIVES Examine the knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns of primary care clinicians regarding the management of mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Case vignette-based survey. METHODS A survey was distributed to 251 physicians, physician assistants (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs) in the primary care setting. The survey assessed(More)
BACKGROUND The amount of medical education offered through the Internet continues to increase, providing unprecedented access for physicians nationwide. However, the process of evaluating these activities is ongoing. This study is a continuation of an earlier report that found online continuing medical education (CME) to be highly effective in making(More)
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