Managing Patients With Rheumatic Disorders in Primary Care

To participate in this activity, please:

Rheumatic disorders are prevalent, yet their diagnosis and treatment in affected patients are frequently challenging, contributing to a considerable disease burden. Ensuring timely intervention is critical to slow disease progression and improve patient outcomes. However, various educational gaps impede primary care clinicians from effectively achieving these goals. This 0.75-hour text-based activity features 3 modules comprised of 12 questions encountered in the primary care management of patients with rheumatic disorders. Each question is followed by a detailed answer explanation.

Course Credit:

0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


Opens: 2023-09-22
Closes: 2024-09-22

Target Audience:

Family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician associates, and other clinicians who diagnose or treat patients with rheumatic disorders.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.


In support of improving patient care, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Content Planners

Vamsi Ahobila, MD (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Eugene Cullen, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All of the financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

    Presenting Faculty

  • Brian Mandell, MD, PhD

    Professor and Chairman, Department of Academic Medicine
    Rheumatology and Immunologic Disease
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, Ohio

Learning Objectives

  • Implement appropriate screening strategies for common rheumatic disorders
  • Identify extra-articular manifestations and other symptoms of rheumatic disorders
  • Conduct the differential diagnosis in a patient with a suspected rheumatic disorder
  • Describe targeted therapies available for patients with immune-mediated rheumatic disorders

Faculty Disclosures

Brian Mandell, MD, PhD

Research Support: Horizon