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Neurosurgery for the Primary Care Provider

Total Credits: 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Dr. Peter Hoftiezer, DO |  Aaron Sigler, DO
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  • Understand role for Neurosurgery in patient care
  • Identify patients that can most benefit from Neurosurgical consultation
  • Identify appropriate diagnostic tests to obtain prior to Neurosurgical consultation
  • Understand role in pre- and post-surgical management

The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:  The IOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be put in writing and forwarded to IOMA Executive Director at or IOMA, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266.



Dr. Peter Hoftiezer, DO's Profile

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Peter K. Hoftiezer DO, FAAFP practices in Chariton, Iowa. After obtaining a Bachelor of Sciencein Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, he completed his undergraduate medical training at A T Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He remained in Kirksville, Missouri where he completed his familymedicine residency training at Northeast Regional Medical Center. He then completed his Geriatrics Fellowship at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania and subsequently earned a Master’s in Medical Education through the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys lecturing for the medical students in Kirksville and teaches there one day a week in the family medicine residency program. 

Dr. Hoftiezer has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

Aaron Sigler, DO's Profile

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Dr. Sigler is a board eligible neurosurgeon who completed his residency training through the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center both in New Jersey, as well as a fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic and Open Skull Base Tumors at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  He specializes in tumors of the skull base (i.e. pituitary tumors, skull base meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas/acoustic neuromas, etc.) through traditional open and advanced endoscopic approaches, tumors of the brain generally, simple spine surgery, and general neurosurgery more broadly. 

As an osteopathic physician Dr. Sigler’s approach to his patients is a more holistic one which views the patient as a person with a mind, body, and spirit rather than the sum of their medical problems. This philosophical approach prompts him to consider and attempt more conservative means before recommending surgery for his patients. When surgery is recommended the whole person is considered and the most appropriate surgery is selected in a partnership with the patient and their family. 

Dr. Sigler has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

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