By my friend, Amy Givler, MD–strategies for treating the new patient with chronic pain and taking opioids.
Around her hospital, Dr. Amy Givler is known as “The Wall” when it comes to opioid prescribing. She simply doesn’t believe they benefit the vast majority of patients who receive them, especially for chronic pain. In this post in Christian Medical and Dental Associations, she discusses why she is convinced opioids actually lower the pain threshold, as well as strategies she’s developed to help her patients.
A well-written article and a reasonable approach.