PAs and NPs of the Florida Keys

Best of the Best - 2023

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39.0 CME credits (13.5 pharmacology)
Completion Time
39 hours
Available Until
August 1, 2025
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Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts
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Acute Care, Adult, Family, and Women's Health
Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Emergency, Infectious Disease, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Sports Medicine, and Urgent Care
Clinical Topics
Acute Heart Failure, Arthritis, Cardiovascular Disease, Dermatologic Disease, Diabetes, Heart, Mental Health, Obesity, Pain, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psoriasis, Skin Conditions, Skin Disease, and Women's Health

Cardiology & Emergency Medicine - Jennifer Ballard-Hernandez, DNP, FACC, FAHA, FAANP

  • Practical ECG Interpretation
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
  • Don’t Skip a Beat: Managing Atrial Fibrillation Like a Pro (Rx=1.0)
  • Managing Heart Failure: Turning Failure into Success (Rx=1.25)

Dermatology - Victor Czerkasij, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, DNP

  • “We’re Number One!” Skin Cancer: Best Practices in Diagnosing and Treatment (Rx=0.25)
  • “Take Me Out to the Emergency Room.” Sports Dermatology (Rx=0.25)
  • “FUNdamentals of the Oldest Specialty”: A Dermatology Primer: Learning to Assess, Diagnose and Make Sense of Common Conditions and Lesions
  • “Do It for the Children”: Pediatric Dermatology (Rx=0.25)
  • “When Candles Cost More Than Cake”: Dermatology in the Older Adult Population (Rx=0.25)

Diabetes - Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES, FCCP

  • Current State of Diabetes & Standards of Care
  • Pharmacologic Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes (Rx=0.75)
  • The Ins & Outs of Insulin Therapy (Rx=0.75)
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Risk (Rx=0.75)
  • Diabetes Technology & Beyond (Rx=0.50)

Orthopedics - Christopher Hemmer, DNP, ANP-BC, ONP-C, FAANP

  • I Am Not Spineless
  • The Pain in My Neck Is Not From the In-Laws 
  • I Think I Broke My Rotary Cup!
  • CXR for the PCP…Do You See What I See?
  • At Least It Is Only Fractured & Not Broken

Pain Management - Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC

  • Demystifying Pain Assessment: What Every Clinician Needs to Know (Rx=1.00)
  • Rational Polypharmacy for Pain Management: The Non-opioid Version (Rx=1.00)
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing: How, When & When Not to Prescribe (Rx=1.50)
  • Casting a Wider Net, the Use of Non-pharmacological & Complementary Treatments
  • The Chronic Pain Trifecta: Common Pain Diagnoses in Primary Care (Rx=1.50)

Women's Health - Shelagh Larson DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, NCMP 

  • The Gyn Visit: Bleeding, Cyst, and Fibroids (Rx=0.25)
  • Contraceptive Update: What’s New, Out and In the Pipeline (Rx=0.50)
  • STI Update: CDC 2021 STI Treatment Guidelines (Rx=0.75)
  • Menopause Matrix: Rising from the Hot Flash Ashes (Rx=0.50)
  • Not Tonight Honey, I Have a Headache: Sexual Dysfunction (Rx=0.50)


Jennifer Ballard-Hernandez
Jennifer Ballard-Hernandez DNP, FACC, FAHA, FAANP
Victor Czerkasij
Victor Czerkasij MA, MSN, FNP-BC, DNP

Victor Czerkasij (chur’ ka-see), MA, MSN, FNP-BC, is one of the longest-serving providers with SCCDC, joining the practice in 2002. He has seen thousands of patients over the years, participating and conducting many surgeries while under the training and tutelage of D John Chung. Victor has been part of the dermatology faculty of the elite Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA), a national/international provider of Nurse Practitioner Certification Preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers since 2007. Additionally, he edits the dermatology chapter for the NP Certification and Exam textbook.....

Diana Isaacs

The Diabetes Pharmacist
Diabetes Advocate
Podcast Host

Theresa Mallick-Searle
Theresa Mallick-Searle MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner at Stanford Health Care - Pain Medicine

Theresa is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with over 27 years’ experience at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. She received her graduate degree from University of California, San Francisco. Theresa’s current clinical practice focuses primarily on evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions in both the hospital and outpatient settings. As part of her commitment to education and professional development, she lectures extensively on topics surrounding pain management both locally and regionally. Theresa has been part of the PAINWeek faculty since 2015. She has written numerous articles and authored text chapters on topics pertaining to pain assessment and management. Theresa is a clinical preceptor for NP and PA students in the greater Bay Area; she also mentors and instructs the fellows and residents on the Stanford Pain Service.

Christopher Hemmer
Christopher Hemmer DNP, ANP-BC, ONP-C, FAANP

Dr. Hemmer is board certified by ANCC as an adult nurse practitioner
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member of North American Spine Society
Member Saint Louis Spine Society
Valentine Award Recipient for excellence in teaching

hris has been board certified as an adult nurse practitioner since 1999. He has also gone on to earn his Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Certification (ONP-C). His specialty has been in the adult orthopedic spine for the last 23 years. Chris has spent over 12 years moonlighting in the emergency department near his hometown in the St. Louis area. He is on the executive board for the Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners (AMNP). He has also published in JNP, Orthopedic Nursing, & the International Journal of Therapy and rehabilitation. Chris has also presented numerous webinar presentations for various organizations in his field of expertise over the years. Dr. Hemmer started teaching as an adjunct for Saint Louis University in 2007. In 2013, Christopher accepted a full-time position with the nursing school as an assistant professor for graduate students. He has since been promoted to full tenure Associate Professor at Saint Louis University School of nursing. Chris frequently presents orthopedic and radiologic talks on the local, state, and national levels over the years.

Shelagh Larson
Shelagh Larson DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, NCMP

OBGYN and Womens Health
Nurse Practitioner

Shelagh Larson is from Fort Worth, Texas. She received her BSN from UTMB. She has two great kids, Leigh (25) and Richard (23). She went back for her WHNP in 2003 and her Doctorate in Nurse Practice in 2018 both from Texas Woman’s University. She is a nationally certified menopause provider through NAMS. More recently she founded the first APP council in her hospital and was elected as the first non-physician to serve on the medical board. She is the co-founder of the inter-professional Menopause Clinic at JPS. Shelagh served as president of FWRNP for over 7 years. Where it was transformed from a dinner club to a thriving professional association that has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships, charity, and the TNP PAC. For TNP she served as the Area Representative, 5 years on the Government Action committee, four years of those as the chair, has presented in the past ten annual conferences. She currently serves on the TNP executive board in the position of secretary. She is on the TNP Policy Committee, inspiring the legislative ambassadors in north Texas. She is a TNP Legacy member. Shelagh is the north Texas AANP representative bridging state and national policy.

CE Information

This activity offers 39.0 CME credits (13.5 pharmacology) to attendees.

Accredited by Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine & Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts.

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners caring for patients in a primary and specialty care setting.

This activity is approved for ACCME, AMA, ANCC, APRN and AAPA credit.

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