22 min

Post-surgery opioid risksThe Podcast by KevinMD

    • Medicine

Join Amy Baxter, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, as we explore the intricate balance between physicians’ roles in perpetuating the crisis, addressing systemic factors, and the influence of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored education. Discover the brain’s response to pain and opioids, contextual risk factors for opioid use disorder post-surgery, and the potential of non-opioid alternatives.

Amy Baxter is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Augusta University, federally funded for neuromodulation research to reduce needle pain, multimodal low back pain, and opioid reduction. After attending Yale University and Emory Medical School, she completed her residency and a child maltreatment fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, an emergency pediatrics fellowship in Norfolk, Virginia, and a K30-NIH Clinical Research Certificate at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is also CEO, Pain Care Labs, and can be reached on Twitter @AmyBaxterMD.

She discusses the KevinMD article, “Ending the opioid crisis starts with physicians.”

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