Series description

Optimal Care focuses on the quadruple aim to improve patient outcomes while decreasing low value or wasted care. The Optimal Care Grand Rounds series focuses on aspects of care important to primary care providers (PCPs) and their patients. This multisession, accredited series will provide PCPs with actionable content that addresses evidence-based diagnosis and treatment approaches for many of the high-priority complex diseases frequently encountered in practice. Discussion of emerging clinical evidence and strategies to improve care will enable PCPs to gain new perspectives and increase their competency in providing care that is optimal for their patients.

2024 Continuing education 

Earn 1.00 CME/NCPD credit for each activity completed. This series is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners and other HCPs who have an interest in increasing their knowledge of the current state of care for many of the highly visible and complex diseases encountered in daily health care practice.

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March 2024 (Registration Open!)

Evidence-based Approach to Headache Management in Primary Care

Presenter: Sweta Sengupta, MD, Asst. Professor of Neurology-Duke Headache Medicine, Duke Headache Fellowship Program Director
Activity description:  This live webcast is designed to enhance primary care providers’ competency in managing headaches with a focus on evidence-based approaches. Participants will review migraine pathophysiology to better differentiate headache symptoms. Traditional and cutting-edge therapies will be examined to enable informed decision-making in clinical practice.

May 2024 (Registration Open!)

Osteoporosis Screening, Diagnosis and Management

Presenter: Neil Braunstein, MD, National Senior Medical Director Specialty Care , Optum Health, Clinical Performance
Activity description:  This webcast will focus on the necessary skills to effectively identify, diagnose, and manage osteoporosis, highlighting the latest screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and evidence-based treatment strategies. Optimal management approaches and monitoring recommendations that minimize potential adverse effects of therapy will be discussed.

July 2024 (Registration Open!)

Advances in the Management of Coronary Artery Disease Utilizing CCTA and CAC Scoring

Presenter: Stephen B. Johnston MD, FACC, Medical Director Cardiology, WellMed North Texas
Activity description:  This webcast is designed to provide updated knowledge on the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease (CAD) with a focus on the benefits of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. It will explore the diagnostic accuracy, patient safety, and clinical outcomes associated with CCTA and compare this approach to traditional functional-stress-testing methods. 

2024 TOPICS (TENTATIVE)

September: Breast Cancer Screening-One Size Does Not Fit All 

November: Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries-Procedures Your Patients Need, and Others They Don't


Missed a previously held live session? 

All live activities are recorded and available on-demand for CME/NCPD credit approximately two weeks after every live activity.  

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: February 14, 2025 

New Trends in the Management of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: May 3, 2025 

Advanced Degenerative Joint Disease and Chronic Lower Back Pain: Evidence-Based Approaches to Care (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: August 1, 2025 

New Trends in Cardiology Imaging (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: November 16, 2025 

Unlocking Patient-reported Outcomes to Advance Quality, Experience and Decision Making (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: January 28, 2026 

Active Surveillance and Management of Prostate Cancer (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: March 16, 2026 

  • Recommend your patients review Prostate Watch when referred to a urologist for a newly elevated PSA. General information about screening is also available. Contact prostatewatchacademy@optum.com to receive free, reusable laminated cards for exam rooms to provide instructions for how patients can access content online outside office visits. Prostate Watch is an educational course available in English and Spanish.

Incorporating Palliative Care into Your Primary Care Practice (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: May 31, 2026

Pillars of Kidney and Cardiovascular Protective Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: July 22, 2026

Nonsurgical Management of Overweight/Obesity (On-Demand) 
Activity Expiration Date: September 30, 2026

Cancer Control in the 21st Century: Observations on Disparities in Health (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: November 19, 2026

1 + 1 = 3: The Value of Medical-Behavioral Integration in Whole-Person Health
Activity Expiration Date: January 28, 2027


Provided by
This series is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this series.

Frequently asked questions
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General questions
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