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  • DOH Launches Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Combat Opioid Abuse – Here’s What You Need to Know PennsylvaniaMedicalSocietyPennsylvania physicians who are licensed, registered, or otherwise lawfully authorized to prescribe controlled substances, other drug or device in the course of professional practice, or research in this Commonwealth are required to register in the state’s new controlled substances monitoring program (PDMP). Once you have registered, the system will be ready for query beginning Aug. 25, ... Read more
  • Seniors and Substance Use: SBIRT Aids in Screening and Intervention Senior-Substance-Bannerby Joseph Garbely, DO Medical Director, Caron Treatment Centers As physicians, we are well aware of the growing senior population. One of the greatest challenges we face is one that is not always obvious. That is, possible alcohol or drug use and the potential for addiction. The fact is that substance use in adults 65 and over is ... Read more
  • Alternatives to Prescribing Controlled Substances for Chronic Pain Alternatives-Bannerby Patti J. Brown, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Director, HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital The treatment of chronic pain has been a hot topic lately due to the opioid crisis our country is presently facing. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist my interest in treatment of chronic pain has been long-standing. PM and R specialists have been ... Read more
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  • DOH Launches Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Combat Opioid Abuse – Here’s What You Need to Know PennsylvaniaMedicalSocietyPennsylvania physicians who are licensed, registered, or otherwise lawfully authorized to prescribe controlled substances, other drug or device in the course of professional practice, or research in this Commonwealth are required to register in the state’s new controlled substances monitoring program (PDMP). Once you have registered, the system will be ready for query beginning Aug. 25, ... Read more
  • Improving Transitions of Care Dr-Brown-Inside-Bannerby Patti J. Brown, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Director, HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital It is that time of year again. Our hospital’s Joint Commission Accreditation is due and we are reviewing Patient Safety Goals. When reviewing the goals it is easy to see the true meaning and purpose behind them. Acute Rehabilitation hospitals are licensed as ... Read more
  • Cedric C. Jimerson, MD Surgical Internship – The New York Hospital Surgical-Internship-CedricEditor’s Introduction Cedric C. Jimerson was born in August 1919 in Hornby, NY. His father was a farmer who had graduated from Alfred College. In addition to working his 110-acre farm, he was head of the vocational shop at a high school in nearby Corning and was a home-builder. When Cedric was 13, his father died ... Read more
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