FACES of Pain Care – Episode 8 – Ouchie – Taking Some of the Pain Out of Being in Pain with Rachel Trobman

CEO Rachel Trobman introduces Ouchie, a new application designed by Rachel and Jason Trobman to help people with pain conditions manage their symptoms, keep a record of pain assessment and treatment, and be able to communicate with their healthcare providers in a succinct way. People in pain often feel isolated and overwhelmed. This app gives…

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FACES of Pain Care – Episode 7 – A Team Approach in Managing Cancer Pain with Soombal Zahid, DO

Through her patient experiences, Dr. Soombal Zahid has seen that proper pain management has the power to decrease patient suffering and increase quality of life. Her ultimate goal is to help people realize that the fight against cancer-related pain is a team approach: physicians, counselors, therapists, trainers, families, and of course patients themselves should all…

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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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