UAB MedCast

Awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Benjamin Pearce, MD - Speaker Bio
Benjamin Pearce, MD graduated from Duke University with a degree in biology and attended medical school at the University of Texas. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and then completed the UAB vascular surgery fellowship, after which he served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas for three years. He returned UAB as a faculty member in 2013 and has since been promoted to Associate Professor and Program Director of the Vascular Training Programs.

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Release Date: June 22, 2018
Reissue Date: July 28, 2021
Expiration Date: July 27, 2024

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Dr. Pearce has the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

Clinical Trials - Grants/Research Support/Grants Pending
Gore - Payment for development of educational presentations
Gore, Terumo - Payment for lectures, including service on speakers bureaus
Dr. Pearce does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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  • Topic Info:Awareness of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is very low in both patients and in primary care practice despite an increase in incidence. Referral to vascular medicine can aid in both diagnosis and risk factor modification and can lead to better outcomes. 

    Benjamin Pearce, MD, discusses the presentation of PAD to primary care and some easy questions/non-invasive tests to help improve appropriate and timely referral.