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GERD and Dyspepsia with Dr. Amy Oxentenko MD

The Curbsiders Podcast

Delve into the diagnosis and management of GERD and dyspepsia with Dr. Amy Oxentenko (@AmyOxentenkoMD), Gastroenterologist and the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Associate Chair for the Department of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Our discussion features a review of the standard presentations of GERD and dyspepsia, alarm symptoms and who needs referral for endoscopy or other specialized testing (pH, impedance testing, screening for Barrett’s esophagus). Additionally, we comprehensively cover proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy including: choice of agent, dose, frequency, how taper, how to counsel patients about risk, what labs should be monitored and the use of adjuvant therapies like H2 blockers, antacids and sucralfate. After this episode, you will be flexing on reflux!

First, listen to the podcast. After listening, ACP members can take the CME/MOC quiz for free.


Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires December 16, 2022   active


Free to Members


Podcasts and Audio Content


The Curbsiders Podcast

ACP has teamed up with The Curbsiders to conduct and broadcast a series of interviews with physicians on a variety of internal medicine-related topics in a "curbside" setting. The Curbsiders Podcast features three board-certified Internists as they interview the experts to provide listeners with clinical pearls and practice-changing knowledge. Join The Curbsiders as they serve up some triple-distilled knowledge (and maybe a little humor) for your continuing medical education, available exclusively to ACP members by completing the CME/MOC quiz.


Matthew Watto, MD, FACP - Co-Host, Editor, CME Questions

Paul Williams, MD, FACP - Co-Host, Writer, Producer

Beth Garbitelli, ACP Student Member - Infographic, Writer (including CME Questions), Producer

Amy Oxentenko, MD, FACP - Guest

Kate Grant, MBChB, DipGUMed - Cover Art


Amber Bird, MD, ACP Member

Maria Juarez-Reyes, MD, PhD

Heather Henri, MD, FACP

Jessica Favreau, MD, FACP

Davoren Chick, MD, FACP

Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP

Those named above unless otherwise indicated have no relationships to disclose.

Release Date:  December 16, 2019

Expiration Date: December 16, 2022

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Physicians and the Curbsiders.  The American College of Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates each enduring material (podcast) for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 medical knowledge MOC Point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How to Claim CME Credit and MOC Points

After listening to the podcast, complete a brief multiple-choice question quiz.  To claim CME credit and MOC points you must achieve a minimum passing score of 66%.  You may take the quiz multiple times to achieve a passing score.