Presentation Title: Biologics in Autoimmune Diseases: What Every Primary Care Doc Should Know
Presentation Objectives: 1. To review the mechanism of action for the most commonly prescribed biologics. 2. To review the need for collaboration between primary care and rheumatology. 3. To emphasize the need for early referral of patients with autoimmune diseases.
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Bio: Dr. Chuck Radis brings an unusual perspective to medicine. After completing his internal medicine residency in 1985 at Brighton Medical Center, he moved his family to Peaks Island where he operated the Island Health Center. In addition to his clinic duties on Peaks and Chebeague Islands, he traveled year-round by boat to Cliff and Long Island for house calls. Although Dr. Radis eventually left his Peaks Island medical practice for fellowship training in rheumatology and clinical immunology, he continues to commute year-round on his boat from his home on Peaks Island to the mainland. His children, Kate and Molly, graduated from the Peaks Island grade school--at 40 students, one of the smallest schools in Maine. In recent years, he has also focused on Public Health projects in South Sudan and Uganda. A non-profit he co-founded with his wife, Sandi, and son-in-law, Dan Crothers, the Maine-African-Partnership for Social Justice, partners with community groups in the Kiryandongo United Nations Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Educational projects have included: traditional birth attendant training, first-aid training, and sanitation and vaccination programs.
Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Radis has no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.
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