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Using Opioids Safely in the Elderly

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Using Opioids Safely in the Elderly

Marc Kaplan, DO

  • Differentiate the difference between opioid prescribing in the elderly as compared with the general population
  • Interpret the definition of chronic pain vs acute pain
  • Develop a plan to treat the elderly that have chronic pain

Dr. Kaplan will be discussing off-label use of the following: acetaminophen, methadone and NSAIDS.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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, 1951 W Camelback Rd, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85015 or by email to



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Marc A. Kaplan, DO, is a family practice physician in Sierra Vista, Arizona, establishing Kaplan Family Care Center in 1986. 

A native Arizonan, Dr. Kaplan grew up in Phoenix. After completing an associate degree at Phoenix College, he earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kaplan fell in love with southern Arizona, specifically Sierra Vista, after serving in the U.S. Army as a General Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon at Ft. Huachuca. He is an icon in the community of Sierra Vista, serving the area for nearly 40 years. His enthusiasm for teaching osteopathic students and residents is unparalleled. In addition to maintaining his private practice, he is the Family Medicine Residency Program Director for Canyon Vista Medical Center ensuring future primary care physician residents obtain top-quality education.

Dr. Kaplan has been an AOMA member since 1983 and is a staunch supporter of the Association, its members, and the medical profession. He served as the physician member of the Arizona Board of Optometry from 1995-1999 and is a Member Emerius of the Board of Trustees of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. In 2009, Dr. Kaplan was recognized by the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants with the PA and Physician Team of the Year Award.

Dr. Kaplan and his wife Sandy have been married for 22 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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