‘MedChat’ podcast episode 15 on treating challenging personalities in primary care

Episode 15 of the “MedChat” podcast addresses treating challenging personalities in primary care.

This episode will help primary care practitioners consistently recognize or manage personality disorders when treating patients for medical-related illnesses. In the United States, approximately 9% of adult patients have a personality disorder. In the primary care setting, approximately 18% of patients who are treated have some type of personality disorder.

The podcast will provide information on basic personality traits, different personality disorders, risk factors for personality disorders, distinct diagnostic criteria of personality disorders and effective management strategies and treatment of patients with personality disorders.

Moderator: Joseph M. Flynn, D.O, MPH, FACP, chief administrative officer, Norton Medical Group, and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute

Speaker: John J. Wernert, M.D., MHA, executive medical director, Norton Behavioral Medicine

Speaker disclosure

The speaker for this activity has no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.

Moderator and planner disclosures 

The moderator and planners for this activity have no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.

Commercial support 

This activity has not received commercial support.

Continuing education credits for physicians

American Medical Association


Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the podcast

“MedChat” is a monthly podcast that fills a unique professional gap and is structured around a conversation addressing key issues for each topic. The podcasts provide continuing education on-the-go.

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