Throughout his career, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center director of specialty physician services Dr. Lamont Tyler has delivered presentations on numerous medical topics for Abbott Pharmaceuticals and other organizations within his professional field. Dr. Lamont Tyler also maintains membership with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which will host its Diabetes Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group session in December 2016.
The Diabetes KSA Working Group will help physicians complete the 60-question KSA form required to meet the Family Medicine Certification Self-Assessment Activities requirements set forth by the American Board of Family Medicine. Formally known as the Self-Assessment Module, KSA covers a series of competency questions designed to assess one’s knowledge in a particular domain or area of concentration. An experienced faculty of family physicians will lead the group and collaborate with participants to determine the best answers.
Over the course of the one-day session, participants will receive the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on an assortment of diabetes topics. Learning objectives include the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, non-pharmacologic management of diabetes mellitus, and the recognition and management of microvascular and macrovascular complications. Participants will also earn eight AAFP prescribed credits and eight American Medical Association Category 1 credits.
The AAFP will take place on December 2, 2016 at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more about the group, visit aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/diabetes-sam/las-vegas.
Medical Director Dr. Lamont Tyler works with OSF Medical Group in Bloomington, Illinois. As a clinical physician there, Dr. Lamont Tyler tends to urgent care and acute care patients. He is also affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The AAFP supports physicians in the family medicine specialty so that they can provide a high standard of care. Alongside resources for individual physicians and their practices, the AAFP engages in political advocacy to advance and protect the discipline.
In January, the AAFP signed two documents in support of women’s health services, which may face an uncertain future. It joined leaders from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, and other physician organizations in asking Washington, DC, to protect health care for women in the coming months and years.
These organizations asked Congress to allow women access to evidence-based care and leave political interference out of medical decisions. Their letters also asked Congress to uphold the preventive care provisions, as well as the ban on gender rating, established by the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Lamont Tyler is the medical director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and a previous host of the Doc Talk radio show. Beyond his responsibilities at OSF St. Joseph, Dr. Lamont Tyler supports nonprofit organizations such as United Way, which administers a number of community-oriented programs and connects people with local resources through its 2-1-1 service.
A confidential, no-cost help line, 2-1-1 offers information and support to people across the country and refers callers to local organizations that provide essential health and human services. The organizations in its network cover a wide spectrum of service areas and provide resources for domestic, health, financial, and disaster-related circumstances. Individuals who utilize the help line receive access to information about supplemental food and nutrition programs, veteran services, support groups, addiction prevention, and shelter and housing.
The help line operates via phone and computer platforms, and dialing the toll-free number connects callers to highly trained community resource specialists in their area. For additional information on the 2-1-1 service, visit the official website at 211.org.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.