Taking place August 14-17 in the Windy City, our 2014 Chicago CME conference brings with it a renowned group of instructors and speakers. We’d like to highlight those professionals to give you a better idea of what you can experience when you sign up for our conference.
Gerald A. Amundsen II, MD
Dr. Amundsen attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma and completed his residency at the school’s College of Medicine as well. After his residency, he joined the College’s faculty serving as Assistant Program Director in OU’s Department of Family Medicine. Now conducting a private practice in Mustang, Oklahoma, Dr. Amundsen has written extensively on office procedures and procedural training. Dr. Amundsen will be teaching NPI’s Basic Suturing course at our Chicago CME conference.
B. Kent Diduch, MD, FAAFP
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Dr. Diduch has since gone on to become a board-certified family physician, recipient of the Parke-Davis Residency Teaching Award, and fellow of the AAFP. He has regularly worked as a team physician for sports teams on the high school and collegiate level, is an associate professor within James Madison University’s College of Health and Behavioral Studies, and regularly speaks at sports medicine conferences as part of serving on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of Virginia High School League. Dr. Diduch will be teaching NPI’s Joint Exam & Injections course at our Chicago CME conference.
K. Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS, FAAFP
Dr. Kumar serves as vice chair of medical student education and clerkship director at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the San Antonio Department of Family and Community Medicine. A graduate of Osmania Medical College and surgical resident of St. James’ University Hospital, Dr. Kumar practices family medicine in Tyler, Texas and was recently appointed to the position of president for the Bexar County Medical Society. Dr. Kumar will be teaching NPI’s Hospitalist Procedures course at our Chicago CME conference.
Grant Fowler, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Fowler is the Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UT-Houston Medical School. He also serves as Assistant Chief of Family Medicine at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Fowler brings extensive experience to the table as a lecturer and instructor at conferences and institutions. He has authored or co-authored over 80 articles, monographs, etc. and has served as an editor for multiple medical publications including Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care. Dr. Fowler will be teaching NPI’s Exercise (Stress) Testing course at our Chicago CME conference.
Paul A. Fox, MD
Dr. Fox has become one of the most renowned and prolific Botox specialists in Arizona and mentors several physicians looking to specialize in the field. Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Fox now practices in Scottsdale, Arizona as Medical Director of the Derma-Light Aesthetic Centers. Dr. Fox will be teaching NPI’s Aesthetic Procedures course at our Chicago CME conference.
Joan Gilhooly, MBA, CPC, PCS, CHCC
Joan Gilhooly serves as president of Medical Business Resources, LLC, a consulting firm based in the Cincinnati area. Her specialties include medical coding, reimbursement and compliance. Formerly a licensed EMT-B, Joan received her Bachelor’s degree, clinical training in medical technology, and MBA all from the University of Iowa. She holds coding certification with AAPC and ACMCS and was one of the nation’s first certified healthcare compliance consultants. Joan will be teaching NPI’s Billing, Coding & Documentation for Physicians course as well as ICD10: Essentials for a Successful Transition to the New Code Set at our Chicago CME conference.
James W. McNabb, MD
Dr. McNabb graduated from USF’s College of Medicine in Tampa and then completed his residency program at Scottsdale Memorial Family Practice. Shifting back and forth between private practices and director positions at larger hospitals, Dr. McNabb has completed a number of fellowships, serves as an adjunct associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, regularly lectures and teaches, and is a medical author. Dr. McNabb will be teaching NPI’s Dermatologic Procedures course at our Chicago CME conference.
R. Neal Rouzier, MD
Dr. Rouzier is the director of The Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert in Palm Springs, California which focuses on management of aging and preventive medicine. Dr. Rouzier himself specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement for both men and women and has become one of the leading speakers in the field of anti-aging medicine. Dr. Rouzier will be teaching NPI’s Anti-Aging Medicine: Advances in Hormone Replacement course at our Chicago CME conference.
Russell D. White, MD, FAAFP
Dr. White is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine as well as a professor in the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He additionally holds the title of director of the school’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center. He helped write the consensus for diabetes management for the American Diabetes Association’s Consensus Statement on Activity and Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes and works with the association’s Technical Writing Committee as it pertains to Type 1 diabetes. Dr. White has served as a team physician for a variety of sports clubs over the years and he has authored over 95 publications in his career. Dr. White will be teaching NPI’s Holter Monitoring course as well as Advanced Exercise Stress Testing at our Chicago CME conference.