Dr. Craig Uthe to Present on Overcoming Challenges in Chronic Pain Management for Opioid-Dependent Patients

SDAHO is pleased to announce Dr. Craig Uthe will be presenting virtually on the Care & Management of the Patient with Chronic Pain & Opioid Dependence. We invite you to join us on August 1, 2024, at 12pm CST/11am MST for this session. Significant challenges exist in providing safe and adequate care to a patient with co-occurring chronic pain and opioid dependence. Establishing trust with and empowering this patient to be an active participant in their health is a difficult but necessary step.
Craig Uthe, MD is a board-certified family physician with the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He is the Medical Director of Professional Well-Being at Sanford Health and the Chief Well-Being Officer for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Uthe has been a medical advisor to the SD Health Professionals Assistance Program, an organization that provides management services to health care professionals with potentially impairing illnesses & addictions.
During this session, we will focus on making an accurate diagnosis of their medical condition and developing an appropriate treatment plan in response. We will also review the significant differences in  Milligram Equivalent (MME) dosages associated with acute pain, post-op pain, and chronic pain.
Please see the session flyer for more details. Click here to register for this event.
Participation is free; you do not want to miss out on this amazing opportunity.
If you have any questions, please contact Loretta Bryan at loretta.bryan@sdaho.org or Michelle Hofer at michelle.hofer@sdaho.org.