Palm Beach County Medical Society Services
Opioid Educational Seminars - for Clinicians of all Specialties
Naloxone: A Harm Reduction Tool for Clinicians
➤ The importance of naloxone as part of a harm reduction strategy
➤ Communication strategies for engaging patients in a conversation
about naloxone. This will include tips to discuss naloxone in a
➤ CDC resources on naloxone, addiction medicine, and overdose
prevention. Most educational resources offer free CMEs
Kristine Schmit, MD, MPH, is a medical officer with the Clinical Practice Team in CDC’s Division of Overdose Prevention. Kristine is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. She attended medical school at Duke University and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of California at San Diego. After finishing residency, she practiced for two and a half years at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington, DC before returning to North Carolina to complete her Preventive Medicine Residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Subsequently, she split her time practicing at a rural clinic in Henderson, North Carolina and conducting primary care research with the Duke Primary Care Research Consortium. Kristine completed an EIS Fellowship at CDC with the Division of TB Elimination from 2015-2017 and then transitioned to a full-time position as a medical epidemiologist within the same Division where she served for nearly three years before transitioning to her current position with the Division of Overdose Prevention.
Dr. Brent Schillinger is a past president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and currently chairs the society’s Opioid Healthcare Response Initiative. This task force has been operational since 2017 with an overarching goal of reducing opioid deaths in Palm Beach County.
Dr. Schillinger received his MD at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn New York where he went on to complete a residency program in dermatology. He has chaired the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for both the Palm Beach County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association. He represents the medical community on the Palm Beach Ethics Coalition.
Dr. Schillinger also serves as vice chair of the Florida Policy Institute a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on the fiscal impact of education, affordable housing, food supply, and health care issues. He holds clinical academic appointments at the medical schools of Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami.