Episode 6: Rural Communities

Episode Description

In today’s episode, Eukesh Ranjit, MD talks with  Sharon Smaga, MD about the unique challenges faced by providers serving in rural patient populations. They discuss the barriers, solutions and provide successful tips on how to improve early diagnosis clinic practices in rural communities.

Host: Eukesh Ranjit, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine at SIU Center for Family Medicine in Springfield, IL

Guest: Sharon Smaga, MD, SIU Family Medicine Carbondale

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe barriers to early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in rural communities
(2) Name ways family physicians can create a supportive environment for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for patients living in rural communities.