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Approach to Headache in the Primary Care Setting

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What's the difference between a primary headache and a secondary headache and why is it important to know?  Dr. Kerry Knievel answers this question - and many more - in this lecture.

Approach to Headache in the Primary Care Setting
Kerry Knievel, DO, FAHS


  • Differentiate between primary and secondary headache
  • Evaluate patient with headache, imaging, etc.
  • Manage common headaches, preventative and abortive

Dr. Knievel has the following disclosures

  • Consultant: Allergan, Amgen, Biohaven, Lilly
  • Research Support: Alder, Amgen, Allergan
  • Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Amgen 

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.

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Dr. Knievel is a Neurologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine.

Dr. Knievel is the director of the Barrow Headache Program and the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program. She is also the director of the In-Patient Neurology services at Barrow Neurological Institute. 

Dr. Knievel’s areas of interest include headaches and neuromuscular diseases.  She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, International Headache Society, and Fellow American Headache Society. 

Dr. Knievel received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.  She completed a neurology residency at Barrow Neurological Institute, where she also completed a neuromuscular fellowship.

Dr. Knievel discloses she has received Grant/Research Support from Abbvie and Allergen.

She is a consultant for Allergan, Lundbeck, Teva, Theranica, Amgen and Biohaven.

She is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Allergan and Biohaven


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