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Pain Reframed

Apr 13, 2017

Welcome back to Pain Reframed!  This week, we welcome Dr. Anna Lembke who is the Chief of Addiction Medicine and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Anna is also the author of the powerful and eye-opening book “Drug Dealer, MD.”

Dr. Lembke shares her professional journey and what led her to write “Drug Dealer, MD.”  The premise behind her book is extremely jaw-dropping and shows a very real perspective to what happens between Doctor and Patient in the medical profession and in terms of the opioid crisis.  She reads a passage out of her book and she, Tim, and Jeff discuss just what that looks like and what we, as PT’s need to do to fix this pain problem and help our patients!

On the other hand, Anna is not attacking doctors as she believes they are “trapped in the system” and she, therefore, has a great deal of empathy for them.  Her desire is to help them to get them out of the bureaucracy in order to solve the problem for patients.  This is a fantastic and intriguing episode worth your time!