Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professional on the Front Line | Susan Hutchinson, MD and Steward J. Tepper, MD

Dr. Susan Hutchinson and Dr. Stewart Tepper

Susan Hutchinson, MD, is board certified in family medicine and has a subspecialty in headache. She is the founder and Director of the Orange County Migraine Headache Center in Irvine, California, and is also a volunteer faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at UC-Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hutchinson concentrates on the management of migraine and mood disorders, with a special interest in the relationship of both conditions to hormones. She is a national speaker on both migraine and depression and was awarded the National Headache Foundation Lectureship Award in February 2003 in recognition of her contribution to headache education. In addition, Dr. Hutchinson was selected as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association in January 2007 and is a past President of the Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians. She also served as Chair of the Women’s Issues Section of American Headache Society from 2005 to 2010 and is currently President of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific. In recent years, Dr. Hutchinson has coauthored numerous journal articles and chapters on the subject of migraine and, in 2013, she wrote and published her first book to be used as a resource for female migraine sufferers.

Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS, is a Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Director of the Dartmouth Headache Center in the Department of Neurology of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Tepper received his undergraduate degree in the study of the nervous system/psychobiology from Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed his neurology residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and has been board certified in headache medicine since 2006. Dr. Tepper is Director of the Scottsdale Headache Symposium CME course of the American Headache Society (AHS), a role he has held since 2008. Further, he is the Corporate Liaison and serves on the Board of Directors for the AHS, and he also sits on the Board of Directors of the American Migraine Foundation. In addition, Dr. Tepper is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Headache Currents and Associate Editor for the journal Headache. To date, he has published more than 430 peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, and books on headache medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate the prevalence of migraine in a primary care setting
  2. Utilize established criteria to make differential diagnoses for migraine headache and to distinguish episodic from chronic migraine
  3. Assess the evidence regarding the potential benefits and risks of emerging acute migraine treatments

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