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Primary Palliative Care

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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AOMA - Arizona
Richard Guthrie, DO
52 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between primary and specialty palliative care

  • Recognize the level of palliative care required for a patient and when to consult a specialist

  • Recommend palliative care patient resources for primary care and other non-palliative specialist physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


GRIEVANCE POLICY: The AOMA 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 forwarded to AOMA Executive Director Josephine Zammuto, by calling the AOMA Office at 602-266-6699 or by mail to AOMA, 5150 N. 16th Street, Suite A-122, Phoenix, AZ 85016, or by email to





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Dr. Richard Guthrie, DO received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine attending on an Air Force Health Professions scholarship. After completing a rotating osteopathic internship at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Dr. Guthrie served his active duty commitment as a Flight Surgeon at Luke Air Force Base logging over 200 flying hours in F-16, F-15, and F-4 fighter aircraft, as well as many other military platforms. He completed an Internal Medicine residency Banner Good Samaritan Hospital/Phoenix VA Medical Center. Dr. Guthrie was in the inaugural Fellowship class for Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Banner University Medical Center/Phoenix VA Medical Center from 2015 – 2016 and upon graduating became the Medical Director of Palliative Care at Banner Boswell Medical Center, where he also currently serves as Chair of the Bioethics Committee. Dr. Guthrie is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix, and has served on the clinical faculty of Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional passion is educating students, residents, fellows, and his primary care and other specialist colleagues about the fields of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Guthrie has no disclosures. 

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