Posts by Wong-Baker FACES Foundation

FACES of Pain Care – Episode 6 – Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic with Ellen Rosenquist, MD

Board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, Dr. Rosenquist shares her knowledge and approach to long-term pain care.  This includes her use of complementary medicine, to ensure a more personalized response to specific types of pain. A strong believer in pain management education, Dr. Rosenquist spends time with her patients and their families to explain the…

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FACES of Pain Care – Episode 5 – Opiate Epidemic in the United States with Chris Johnson, MD

Since the late 1990’s there has been an explosion in the prescribing of opiate pain medication. As a result of advocacy programs such as treating pain as the “Fifth Vital Sign” and aggressive marketing by the pharmaceutical industry, the number of prescriptions has tripled from 76 million in 1991 to 219 million in 2011 (Vector One National). Listen as Chris Johnson, MD, walks you through his journey and…

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FACES of Pain Care – Episode 4 – Cultivating Compassion with Amy Colvin

Amy Pattee Colvin first discovered compassion meditation in the mid- 1990s via a form of meditation called Sum Faht, a blend of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Looking for ways to share this type of meditation in a format that blended with her presentation style, Amy became a certified facilitator of Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training…

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FACES of Pain Care – Episode 3 – Michelle Rathman

As President and CEO of Impact! Communications, Inc. a busy public relations, marketing and consulting firm, Michelle was often working with well-known authors, including Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. These authors and many others introduced her to the world of holistic health. After a time she realized it was time to take her own advice…

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FACES of Pain Care – Episode 2 – Daniel Abazia, PharmD, BCPS

Walk with Dr. Daniel Abazia as he describes the journey he and his wife took after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, through the treatment options, surgery solutions, and finally the post care. Dr. Abazia is a clinical assistant professor in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. His expertise and professional interests include pain management and…

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