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Nov 11, 2023

10:00am – 12:00pm


“The Pig in the Python” – Chiropractic Geriatrics (2-hour Live Webinar)

Instructor: Karen Konarski-Hart DC MSDPEM FACO DAAPM FICC

With the increasing number of baby boomers reaching Medicare age, the “Pig in the Python” demographic is stretching the existing healthcare system to its limit. Coupled with the chiropractic profession’s focus on obtaining Medicare coverage for our full scope of practice, a pro-active approach to our individual and national preparation for that expected geriatric influx is critical.

To that end, this 2-hour webinar will provide insight into areas chiropractic physicians might wish to explore. From developing relationships in the community to understanding the CMS assessment requirements, from communication with older patients to deciding your role in their care involving co-morbidities and accompanying polypharmacy, it will offer immediate practical take-aways and references and resources for in-depth follow up.

Topics of Discussion:

  • Present education/skills/ research
  • Community involvement (building your base)
  • Medicare health assessments and screening tools
  • Fall prevention (immediate implementation)
  • Barriers to older patients seeking care
  • Communication with older patients
  • Getting paid/codes
  • Common geriatric comorbidities
  • Common geriatric labs
  • Masquerading Diseases (to include pharmaceutical myotoxicity)

Instructor: Karen Konarski-Hart DC MSDPEM FACO DAAPM FICC

Dr. Konarski-Hart earned diplomate status in chiropractic orthopedics from Parker College of Chiropractic, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. She holds a Master’s Degree in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management from Arkansas State University. She has practiced since 1979 in Little Rock, Ark., was a governor’s appointee to the Arkansas Board of Health and served as its president. She has served on the Arkansas Bioterrorism Advisory Committee, is a physician on the Arkansas Emergency Medical Service Training Committee and is a leader of the Pulaski County Medical Reserve Corps.

Dr. Konarski-Hart is a member of the AR1-Disaster Medical Assistance Team and was one of only 35 U.S. DMAT members trained at “Consequence Island 2001” at the Weapons of Mass Destruction Conference in Puerto Rico. She has participated in “Quake 97” and “Quake 99” training and is a certified trainer-emergency responder nuclear, biological, and chemical technician (U.S. National Domestic Preparedness Program). She is a national- and state-certified EMT, an American Heart Association certified instructor, and has trained in Red Cross Mass Care and Disaster Services. She holds many specialized certificates in emergency care and disaster relief such as Stop The Bleed and Critical Incident Stress Management.

Dr. Konarski-Hart is past president of the Arkansas Chiropractic Association. She was a Councilor on the Council on Chiropractic Education. She was state delegate to the American Chiropractic Association and has received their Delegate of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year awards. She currently serves on their Board of Governors as vice president of the ACA.

Sponsored by NCMIC


Saturday, November 11, 2023 : 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Tuition: $50
Student discounts may apply to some programs. Students wishing to register, please call 1-800-842-3234 or email us at continuingeducation@logan.edu

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PACE Approved States:AK, KS, ME, MO, NV, ND, SD, TNNo Prior Approval States:CO, CT, DC, DE, ID, IL, IA, IN, MA, MD, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY

Attendees are advised to check with their boards to ensure this is in accordance with state rules and regulations.

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