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Christopher Flores, MD
Asst Clin Prof, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
12/2007 - Present Rational Polypharmacy in Chronic Pain Management
12/2007 Rational Polypharmacy In Chronic Pain Management
This is a one hour CME Lecture intended for primary care physicians who are members of the staff at Monterey Park Hospital in Los Angeles. I will review the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain and the various pharmacologic interventions which are used to address the somatic, affective, and cognitive components of chronic pain syndromes.
11/2006 Chronic Low Back Pain in Primary Care
One hour CME lecture at Hemet Community Hospital reviewing primary care approach to chronic low back pain, including consideration and evaluation of affective, cognitive, and somatic components of pain symptoms. "Rational" polypharmacy was discussed and explored.
11/2006 - Present Rational Polypharmacy in Chronic Pain Management
One hour CME lecture for the Antelope Valley Community Hospital geared towards primary care clinicians. I reviewed the mechanism of action and therapeutic niches of various medications used in chronic pain, including anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants, opiates, antidepressants, and topical therapies.
11/2006 - 12/2006 The Incredible Human Heart
An adult learning class offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) Palm Desert Campus. 12 hour course reviewed basic anatomy, function, and common cardiac diseases for non-medical, lay public participants. Course integrated anthropologic science as well as historical research background which has lead to our current understanding of the human heart.
Interactive Teaching
1/2007 - Present Idealized Medical Practice Mentoring
Provide one-to-one teaching and mentoring to post-graduate Family Physicians who are setting up alternative medical practice models, for example low-overhead low-volume medical practice. I mentor two physicians locally and I also participate in an online forum led by Dr. Gordon Moore, a nationally recognized expert in clinical office practice redesign (Dr. Moore is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine).
Instructional Prep of New Material
3/2007 - 4/2007 JournalPlus CME Reviewer
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Hospital publishes periodic CME enduring materials called JournalPlus articles. Each issue features a recent published medical study and includes critique and discussion by recognized authorities in the relevant medical area. I reviewed the summer 2007 issue which covered osteoporosis, specifically a research study that looked at bisphosphonate therapy in clinical practice. I worked with Dr. Stuart Silverman and Dr. Nancy Lane, and helped to produce an enduring material CME program valid for one unit of CME credit.
7/2006 - 7/2007 Ethnic Disparities in Asthma
I developed an enduring material CME self-study course that is available in printed format and on-line, sponsored by the Primary Care Network, a nationally recognized and accredited CME provider for primary care physicians and mid-level clinicians (RNP's and PA's). I reviewed the literature on ethnic disparities in asthma diagnosis, prevalence, and outcomes and summarized them for this CME module.