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Insurance Red Tape Keeps Patients in Pain

By Mehal J. Desai, MD, MPH – A grandmother in need of a hip replacement, an all-American high school swimmer with a bad shoulder and a 40-year-old construction worker with nerve pain in his elbow.

Staving Off the Pain

Veterans are tough. We’re trained to push through, suck it up and fight back. But living in pain doesn’t have to be a fact of life as we age.

A Better Way to Relieve Pain

Nearly six in 10 adults are living in pain, according to new data. But balanced pain management could be the key to helping many of them find relief.

Giving Patients a Say on Opioid Risks

Victory over pain is the greatest gift an anesthesiologist like me can offer his patients. I discovered that firsthand when I switched from general surgery to anesthesiology 20 years ago.

Finding the Right Approach to Pain Management

When doctors like myself have the freedom to prescribe effective, FDA-approved treatments to their patients, everyone wins. But deciding the right type, dose and duration of pain medications can be challenging.