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Reducing Opioid Use in Anesthesia

By Stephen M. Powell, MD, Facility Medical Director, Anesthesia, The Christ Hospital and Michael McReynolds, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Anesthesia, The Christ Hospital   For centuries, people have known about the beneficial effects of opioids, along with their side effects and addictive possibilities. In recent decades, healthcare providers began prescribing opioid medications at higher and...

Veterans Day: Four lessons learned from service

Happy Veterans Day Neil Vining, MD, National Medical Director of TeamHealth Surgical Services, is a veteran and a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatrics and trauma. He served in the Army for 22 years and has more than 15 years of trauma medicine experience. Dr. Vining’s military medical background gives him a unique perspective...