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Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

IMPROVING PRACTICE THROUGH RECOMMENDATIONS
CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain is intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose. The Guideline is not intended for patients who are in active cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care.

For the Full Article, see the below link.
Guidelines for Opioids – CDC

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NOTICE TO PATIENTS – Brownwood

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

We regret to inform you that Integrated Pain Associates will no longer be providing services in Brownwood as of June 15, 2017.  We would love to continue to care for you at one of our other facilities, and we will be happy to make you an appointment at the location of your choice.

Unless otherwise directed, Integrated Pain Associates will forward your medical records back to your primary care provider.  If you would like a copy of your medical records, please obtain a records release from the receptionist.

Alternate Integrated Pain Associates locations

3800 South W.S. Young Dr Suite 201
Killeen, Texas 76542

1000 West HWY 6, Suite 130
Waco, Texas 76712

Thank you for your understanding.

-Integrated Pain Associates

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NOTICE TO PATIENTS – Dr. Goentzel

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

We regret to inform you that Dr. Brian Goentzel will be relocating to Kansas.  You may continue to seek care from Dr. Goentzel however, we would love to continue to care for you here at Integrated Pain Associates, and we will be happy to make you an appointment with one of our other providers.

Unless otherwise directed, Integrated Pain Associates will continue to remain the medical record custodian of your records and will continue to treat you here.  If you would like a copy of your medical records, please obtain a records release from the receptionist.

Dr. Goentzel’s new location:
Via Christi Pain Management Clinic
1947 Founders Circle
Wichita, KS 67206

Thank you for your understanding.

-Integrated Pain Associates

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IPA Welcomes Dr. Kristian Delgado

Dr. Delgado is a Texas native that received his undergraduate degree and attended graduate school at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is well versed in both acute and chronic pain and has been treating pain both as a civilian physician and a United States Army Officer for a decade. Dr Delgado is very passionate about the Texas community and the care of Veterans and their families.

He joined Integrated Pain Associates to practice with a multidisciplinary, collaborative team sharing the goal of reducing the patients’ pain therefore improving their quality of life.

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DEA’s National Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday, April 29

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day—set for this Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time—will once again see communities across the country joining with law enforcement to help remove unwanted and potentially dangerous medications from medicine cabinets across the United States.

People can call the DEA’s Registration Call Center at (800) 882-9539 or click here for collection sites in their area. The website will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

Source: Pain Medicine News
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FDA nominee says nation’s opioid crisis is as serious as Ebola, Zika threats

Scott Gottlieb, the physician and entrepreneur who is President Trump’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, told senators Wednesday that the nation’s opioid crisis is a “public health emergency on the order of Ebola and Zika” and requires dramatic action by the agency and the rest of government.

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