• Providers should focus on pain interference, not intensity, in chronic pain management

    13 days ago - By Healio

    When caring for older adults with non-cancer chronic pain, primary care providers should consider psychological factors like depression and fear avoidance, according to a presentation.
    At the Psychiatry for Non-psychiatrists Conference, Debra K. Weiner, MD, a geriatrician, professor of medicine, psychiatry, anesthesiology and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and associate director for research at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System's Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, discussed the role of primary care physicians in
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