Sep 10, 2016
As a member of the committee that developed the CDC opioid guidelines and a primary care physician who treats chronic pain patients, Dr. Roger Chou is a uniquely situated authority in the conversation on opioid management. In episode one Dr. Chou talked about the guidelines themselves and, in this episode, he rejoins the podcast to discuss his personal experiences in applying the CDC guidelines in challenging patient cases and gives his impressions on sample cases physicians often encounter. Dr. Chou serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine/General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is also Scientific Director of the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and an Investigator for the Scientific Resource.