An interview with Kamyar Assil, M.D., an expert in pain management, regarding pain management treatment and the patient-provider relationship.
In the past several years, opioid misuse and abuse has become an increasing problem in our society. Recently, the death of music icon, Prince, was attributed to an accidental overdose of Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate used to treat chronic pain. This problem is not limited to high-profile celebrities –– according to the Centers for… Read more »
Despite all our good intentions to alleviate our patients’ chronic pain symptoms and improve their quality of life, there are many challenges in the way. We have limited time to interact with each individual, and frequently, insurance does not cover the ideal multidisciplinary approach. Adding to these obstacles is the significant increase in prescriptions medications… Read more »
An interview with Brian Hatten, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, providing a physician’s perspective on prescribing opioids and acetaminophen to pain patients.