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Dr. Carole's Couch

Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific

October 31st 2017:Opioid Epidemic: Why Are We in So Much Pain?

The opioid epidemic is staggering! Opioid overdose deaths soared to over 200 percent since 2000, and at least 91 Americans die each day from an opioid OD! No wonder President Trump just declared it a public health emergency. Today's guests, Dr. Alexis Carayannopoulos and Dr. Joseph Audette, are top addiction and pain medicine experts. We follow them into the complex world of painkillers, patients, physicians and prescriptions to understand how things began spinning out of control and became the crisis it is today. You'll hear how the pendulum in medicine has changed: from doctors being encoura

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Joseph Audette, M.D.

Joseph F. Audette, M.A., M.D., earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 1991 and completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1995, and is board certified in PM&R and Pain. While in New York, he trained at the Tristate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For the last 20 years he has been active on both a research basis and clinically integrating Chinese and Complementary and Alternative Therapies.He is currently the Chief of the Department of Pain Medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. His research interests include Myofascial Pain, Chinese Medicine and Japanese Acupuncture, and Chronic Pain and he
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Alexios Carayannopoulos, M.D.

Dr. Carayannopoulos is an Osteopathic Physician who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Rhode Island Hospital Spine Center, which specializes in comprehensive spine care including surgical and non-surgical approaches, and the Division Director of Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, within the Department of Neurosurgery. He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his fellowship in the Department of Anesthesia at Dartmouth Medical School and Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire. Add
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1047/dr-caroles-couch 22/11/2017 01:00 22/11/2017 02:00 Dr. Carole's Couch https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1047/dr-caroles-couch The opioid epidemic is staggering! Opioid overdose deaths soared to over 200 percent since 2000, and at least 91 Americans die each day from an opioid OD! No wonder President Trump just declared it a public health emergency. Today's guests, Dr. Alexis Carayannopoulos and Dr. Joseph Audette, are top addiction and pain medicine experts. We follow them into the complex world of painkillers, patients, physicians and prescriptions to understand how things began spinning out of control and became the crisis it is today. You'll hear how the pendulum in medicine has changed: from doctors being encouraged to be more generous with pain meds so that patients didn't suffer to their now being encouraged to withhold pain meds - and Big Brother government is counting every pill. The crisis has gotten so bad that even dogs are almost dying because of inadvertently sniffing opioids and requiring the antidote Narcan to survive. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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