Dyslipidemia and Mental Illness: The Role of the Case Manager
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Dyslipidemia is very common in the general population. The CDC estimates that one third of the U.S. population has high LDL (bad) cholesterol. In addition, certain medications taken by clients to treat serious mental conditions can raise cholesterol levels. For these reasons, it is important for Health Care Home Case Managers to be familiar with the definition, causes, and management of dyslipidemia. In this presentation, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia in clients with mental illness.
Casey Williams, MD, MSPH
Dr. Williams is an academic fellow and clinical instructor in Family Medicine at the MU School of Medicine. He graduated from the Family Medicine residency program at MU in 2011 and has recently completed a master of science in public health degree.
He is a primary care physician, practicing at the Smiley Lane Family Medicine clinic in Columbia, Mo. Dr. Williams is interested in population-based health interventions to prevent or reduce chronic diseases, and has recently completed research studying college students and health-related Smartphone app use. He has also contributed to research in health communication and health literacy. Dr. Williams hosts a weekly health-oriented radio talk show on KCOU 88.1FM in Columbia, Mo.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
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