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Pain Management (Dr. Howard Heit)

Pain Management (Dr. Howard Heit)

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The Truth About OpioidPain Management:Patient Evaluation, Addiction, PhysicalDependence, and Federal Regulations
Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM
Board Certified in Internal Medicineand Gastroenterology/Hepatology Certified in Addiction Medicineand as a Medical Review Officer Chronic Pain Specialist Assistant Clinical Professor Georgetown University 
 
Pain
An unpleasant sensory and emotionalexperience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described interms of such injury
— IASP, 1994
 
Pain is the most common complaint for whichindividuals seek medical attention!
Foley K.
JAMA
. 2000;283(1):115.

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