‘Top Docs’ looks at trends in pain management & opioids

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addressestrends inpain management and the push to reduce opioid prescriptions, and it features Kyle Glasser, M.D. – who is completing his transitional year residency training at Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville. 

Dr. Glasser discusses…  

– The legitimate use of opioids for pain management
– Georgia’s successful efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions 
– The additional steps physicians can take to combat opioid misuse
– The Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
– Several controversial Walmart prescribing policies
– Georgia H.B. 744, which would place limits on opioid prescribing 
– Medical marijuana, including CBD and low-THC oil 
– Other pharmacologic/non-pharmacologic therapies for chronic pain

With an interest in pain management and cardiothoracic anesthesia, Dr. Glasser will complete his anesthesiology training at the University of Florida Health Jacksonville. In addition to his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Glasser has degrees in biology, microbiology, and psychology from the University of Georgia. It is also worth noting that Dr. Glasser completed a non-clinical rotation with MAG in February.   

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 815,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won two awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio

Resources

AMA ‘Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report’

AMA National PDMP Use/Registration Summary

AMA ‘State & National Totals of Retail Filled Prescriptions: All Opioid Analgesics, 2013-2018’ Summary

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and aren’t necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at tkornegay@mag.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.