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In this course medical professionals will learn to use best practice idea for evaluating safe options of medications in pregnancy/lactation. Additionally, attendees will understand the effect of illegal substance use on mother and baby during pregnancy and how commonly used substances could have a negative impact on pregnancy.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061, for 1.0 contact hours.
A. Pregnancy Categories
a. A, B, C, D, X
B. Medications Safe for Pregnancy
C. Medications Not Safe for Pregnancy
a. Mechanism of Action
b. Side effects
D. Illegal Substances used in Pregnancy
a. Effects on mom and baby
E. Case Examples
a. How to determine if medications are safe
i. If safe for baby, safe in lactation
G. Other Substances in Pregnancy
Private Practice physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Owner, operator until July 2015, now part time practicing physician with emphasis in women’s health and gynecology. Unlimited privileges in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Rita’s Medical Center and Lima Memorial Hospital. Advanced Robotic and laparoscopic surgeon and proctor. Started the practice with computer charts in 1998, Multiple committees at both practicing hospitals
2001-2004 Assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
2004-2008 and 2015 to present Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current: ACLS, NRP and BLS certified.
2010-2013 Chair of the OB Co-Management Committee
2002-2006 OB/GYN Quality Assurance Lima Memorial Hospital
2006-2007 Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee
2005-2007 Surgery Department Chair-Lima Memorial Hospital
2004-present OB/GYN QA member St. Rita’s Medical Center
2003-2007 Executive Committee Member Lima Memorial Hospital
2003-2005 Credentials and Bylaws member Lima Memorial Hospital
Physician: prescriber for addiction behaviors at Coleman Professional Services, Lima, Ohio location
10/2016 to present Contracted Physician Prescriber of medications for abuse and addiction.
Medical Director: Heartbeat of Lima
2012-present: directing medical issues, reading ultrasounds
Hands of Hope: Pregnancy Services, Inc. reading ultrasounds 2016
In House OB/GYN Physician, Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio
Critical care and open heart unit care of patients.
Wright State Physicians/Wright State University OBGYN Assistant Clinical Professor Starting April 2017, Dayton, Ohio.
Co-Chief resident my senior year
Rotating internship and first year of residency in OB/GYN
Chief resident my final year
1997 Co Authored “Abnormal Elevated AFP in Pregnancy” Michael Cardwell MD, Marilyn Kindig, D.O.
2011 Lecture: ACOOG national conference Single port Laparoscopic Surgery.
4/2012 Robotic Training and certification
2012 Laparoscopic and Robotic Annual Meeting – Society of Laparoscopic surgeons\2012 ACOOG conference
2013 ACOOG female urology and urogynecology symposium
2013 ACOOG annual conference
2013 Breakthrough Robotic Surgery Techniques in Advanced Gynecology, Dr. Dwight Im, Baltimore, MD
2014 ACOOG annual conference
2014 Robotic Advanced Surgeons seminar- Texas
2014 Lecturer: Lima Ohio robotic conference, Robotics in Gynecologic Surgery.
2015 Conference: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Women, Hawaii
2016 Conference: Spring ACOOG Annual Conference Florida
2016 PCSS-MAT - American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and certificate to prescribe Buprenorphine with a Waiver
11/2016 Conference: Concepts in Integrated Healthcare, Akron, Ohio
10/2016 Conference: ACOOG Fall conference, Cleveland
10/2016 Lecturer: St. Ritas Medical Center. Robotic Conference. Lima, Ohio. Gyn Robotic Surgery lecturer: Mesh and Morcellation.
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