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An Update on Genetics in Primary Care

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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VOMA - Virginia
Brian Dickens, DO
56 minutes
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Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the genetics information your patients have available to them without consulting you. 
  • Appreciate what this information can and cannot tell them about their health.
  • Recognize ethical considerations in choosing to use or not to use this information. 
  • Apply credible genetics information to improve patient care. 




Brian Dickens, DO's Profile

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Dr. Dickens attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.   He completed an Osteopathic Internship at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY and a Family Medicine Residency at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He worked as a family practice physician at Group Health Permanente in Olympia, WA, and returned to Roanoke, VA in for the same position with the Carilion Clinic until March 2014 when he joined the staff at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VA Campus.

Dr. Dickens has published two books, "Your Health, an Owner's Manual" in 2011 and "Habits for a Healthy Life" in 2013, and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. He has participated in several international medical missionary trips and his clinical interests include international medicine, pediatric and adolescent medicine, medical genetics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.


Dr. Dickens has no disclosures.

Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.


​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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