Year: 2012

Early Requests for Medication Refill: Difficult Conversations, Part VI

This is the sixth article in a series of eight articles by Ilene Robeck, M.D. regarding difficult conversations a primary care provider may have when dealing with patients with chronic pain. This series is meant to be a guide for primary care providers facing these situations.  Difficult situation #6: A patient requests a medication refill… Read more »

Thoughts about Pain from a Palliative Care Coordinator

This essay was submitted in 2011 in application for a PainEDU/PAINWeek scholarship. Though not a winner, this essay was found to have special merit. I am the Palliative Care Coordinator of a newly developing palliative care unit. My job description includes assisting with the development of new policies and procedures. I am responsible for developing… Read more »

Urgent Calls and Unscheduled Visits: Difficult Conversations, Part V

This is the fifth article in a series of eight articles by Ilene Robeck, M.D. regarding difficult conversations a primary care provider may have when dealing with patients with chronic pain. This series is meant to be a guide for primary care providers facing these situations.  Difficult situation #5: A patient encounters an urgent problem… Read more »