VAPA 2013 Fall CME Conference

Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, November 10, 2013

Daniel Thibodeau, DHSc, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA, AACC

Daniel Thibodeau DHSc, MHP, PA-C is a professor for the Physician Assistant and the Doctor of Medical Science Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Mr. Thibodeau is also the Director of Admissions for the PA Program. He clinically practices in cardiology and has clinical experience in emergency medicine and cardiac surgery. Mr. Thibodeau is an Eastern Virginia Medical School graduate, completing his Doctor of Health Sciences in 2021. Graduating in 1996, he holds a Master of Health Professions and his certificate of the physician assistant program from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Thibodeau also holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Physical Education with a concentration in sports medicine from Radford University and a second baccalaureate in biology from Old Dominion University. His faculty duties include clinical medicine lectures, cardiovascular medicine, and EKG interpretation. Mr. Thibodeau has been lecturing nationally for greater than 20 years on a variety of topics, and the bulk of his presentations are related to cardiovascular medicine and professional workforce issues. He has worked with several national organizations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American College of Physicians Foundation national steering committee on the Initiative on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention. He was also part of the ACPF national steering committee on Acute Coronary Syndrome. Mr. Thibodeau is a native of Virginia and resides in Williamsburg, VA, with his wife and four children. He is an advisory board member to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
Atrial Fibrillation: New Therapies for an Old Problem - AAPA Clinical Case Challenge Series
November 9, 2013, 7:30 am

Delmas Bolin, MD, PhD, FACSM

Dr. Bolin completed his PhD in biochemistry studying cholesterol metabolism and received his MD from the University of Illinois. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Michigan State and then a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with the doctors for the Panthers and Steelers. Since coming to Roanoke in 2002, he has been an Associate Professor at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg. He has served as team physician for Virginia Tech Athletics and currently is team physician for Salem High School, Radford University, and Roanoke College.
November 9, 2013, 8:30 am

Charles Schleupner, MD

November 9, 2013, 10:00 am

Alice Inouye, MD

Dr. Alice Inouye, certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative medicine is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed a family practice residency in Winston-Salem, NC then practiced in rural NC for 10 years, delivering babies and caring for families. Subsequently, she moved to Roanoke, VA and taught in the Family Practice Residency Program for 14 years.In Nov 2003, she began a private house call practice providing palliative care for homebound patients who were chronically or terminally ill. Additionally, she has had Urgent Care experience in Radford and Salem, VA. In June 2011, she joined Good Samaritan Hospice as the Medical Director where she is part of a great team, seeing patients, teaching and walking alongside those who are completing their life journey. She volunteers as a teacher of K-2 and music at Calvary Christian Academy. In her free time she teaches swing dance. She is the mother of 3 adult children and abuela to two grandkids. Life is full and good.
Pain Medications
November 9, 2013, 11:00 am

Jason Bailey, PA-C

Jason Bailey joined Virginia Skin and Vein in September 2006. Originally from Salem, Virginia, he is a graduate of Salem High School and Virginia Tech. He earned a B.S. in Physician Assistant studies in August 2006 from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia and is a NCCPA certified physician assistant.

He is trained in dermatology and phlebology (study of vein disease) to diagnose and treat patients for numerous dermatologic and venous conditions. His clinical interests include melanocytic neoplasms, photoaging, and chronic venous insufficiency.
Common Benign and Malignant Skin Issues
November 9, 2013, 1:00 pm

Michael Wilson, PA-C

Mike is currently employed at Virginia Orthopaedics in Salem, VA., where he has been part of a physician-PA team with Dr. Preston Waldrop for the last 11 years. He has 14 years of total orthopedic experience. Mr. Wilson graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and received the clinical excellence award in 2000. He continues to have a strong interest in academics and is currently an Associate Professor for the Physician Assistant Program at Jefferson College and precepts PA students frequently.
Approach to the Physical Exam of the Shoulder
November 9, 2013, 2:00 pm

Lesley Wagner, CPC, CPC-I, CMOM

Lesley S. Wagner, CPC, CPC-I, CMOM, CMC, CMIS is a physician practice advocate who came to MSV in 2008 with eight years prior experience in the health care industry. Previous to joining the MSV staff, Ms. Wagner obtained extensive billing and claims knowledge through her Account Manager position at an Internal Medicine practice in northern Virginia.. Ms. Wagner received her training to be a Certified Professional Coder and Licenced Instructor from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).She has held office as President of the local AAPC Fredericksburg chapter. Ms. Wagner teaches AAPC's Professional Medical Coding Curriculum and courses on topics such as improving front desk skills and collections, proper coding and documentation, auditing and coding updates.
Introduction to the ICD-10 Transition
November 9, 2013, 3:00 pm

George Chaconas, MD.

Dr. Chaconas is a board certified family physician who has been in private practice for 24 years. During that time he became very interested in lipids and the prevention of atherosclerosis and became board certified in Clinical Lipidology in 2009. He is one of only 13 board certified physicians in Virginia. He opened "CALM" - The Center for Advanced Lipid Management in Roanoke in 2011. There he offers consults for patients with difficult to treat lipid abnormalities. He has extensive experience in using advanced lipid testing as well as Carotid Intima Media Thickness testing to better risk stratify patients.
LDL Particle Number (LDL-P) in the Clinical Management of Heart Disease
November 9, 2013, 4:00 pm

Robert Hadley, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Robert D. Hadley is a faculty member at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA Program. He has been involved in PA education since 1997, when he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina PA program. He has been at JCHS for the past 5 years. Dr. Hadley has practiced in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent Care. He currently practices part time in the Carilion Community Care Clinic in addition to his duties at JCHS, where he teaches Clinical Medicine and the application of Evidence-Based Medicine. Dr. Hadley's interest in diabetes stems from his love of pathophysiology, and his years in Internal Medicine at at time when options for treating diabetes were rapidly expanding. In addition to his interests in medicine and PA education, Dr. Hadley has held several positions within national PA organizations, and he enjoys carpentry, computers and web design, and horse training.
Current Guidelines for Diabetes Care for 2013
November 9, 2013, 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Hall, PA-C

My name is Elizabeth Hall.
I'm a PA graduating from the PA program at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2003 with a Masters in Clinical Medical Science. I did my undergraduate training at James Madison University. I was born and raised in Salem, VA and moved back to the Roanoke Valley in December of 2009. I have been working as a PA at Carilion Roanoke Memorial in Cardiac Electrophysiology since April of 2010.
EKG Workshop
November 10, 2013, 8:00 am

Portia Tomlinson, PA-C

Portia Tomlinson graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Program. she has been a practicing PA for over 35 years and has been with Carilion Clinic Neurosurgery since 2004. She is a distinguished fellow of the AAPA and was named VAPA PA or the year in 2014 and Provider Exxcellence Advanced Care Provider of the year for Carilion Clinic in 2014.
Heads Up - The Low Down on Brain Imaging
November 10, 2013, 8:00 am