I recently spoke with Dr. Paul F. White, a consultant in the Department of Anesthesia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. We discussed his long-standing commitment to optimal pain management, and how he has evolved from practicing medicine and conducting research as a pharmacologist/anesthesiologist to a pain management and clinical research consultant.
In a time when there is extreme uncertainty, a record number of opioid-related deaths, and a seemingly worse start to the new year than anyone could expect, it is easy to feel lost with little control. Historically, during times like these we come together as a society and forge a path forward. And, more often than not, we look to the next generation for support.
In November, I had the unique opportunity to chat with Dr. Kelli M. McEntee, an obstetrician-gynecologist completing a minimally invasive gynecologic surgical fellowship at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
No one thinks the unthinkable can happen to them until it does. This is a message we hear often in every aspect of life, and a message Lisa at A Promise to Jordan has spent her life reiterating to her community any way she can.
How many patients have a history of substance abuse, but are still prescribed opioids? How many patients do health care providers unknowingly put at risk with their choice of pain management?
I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Jacob Moremen, a cardiothoracic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. We discussed his motivation for ensuring that his patients have quicker, less painful recovery experience through the use of non-opioid options.