Approved for two CEU/PDAs for NCCAOM and most states recertification
Approved for 2 CEU/PDA credits through the State of California
Approved for two AOM - Biomedicine credits by the State of Florida
This online course discusses the nine most dangerous drugs in Western medicine, how they work, why they are dangerous, and the implications for practitioners of Chinese medicine who may have patients taking these drugs.
Goals of this course:
• To introduce students to those few Western drugs that should be red-flags for Chinese herbal medicine practitioner
• To introduce students to the basic pharmacology that explains how these drugs work and why they may be a problem.
• To acquaint students with several basic concepts in pharmacology and how those basics are important in the practice of Chinese herbal medicine.
• To assist students who wish to work in Western medical healthcare settings to communicate intelligently about drugs their patients may be taking.
• This class is ONLY available in online format.
About your instructor:
Dr. Greg Sperber received a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego before getting a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. He worked as a business and computer consultant to several small businesses while getting his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from National University. He moved to Australia in order to attend medical school at Flincers University of South Australia, earning a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS, the British equivalent to an MD). While attending medical school, he established an acupuncture and herbal practice and taught TCM, becoming the department chair of traditional Chinese medicine at the Adelaide Training College of Complementary Medicine.
Currently, he is an instructor and clinical supervisor at Pacific College while running a private practice and working as the president of the California State Oriental Medical Association. Dr. Sperber has recently finished his second doctorate, becomine one of the first graduates with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at Pacific College. Generally, he gets very little sleep.