www.Complex.Care: Improving Treatment for Patients with Chronic Pain, Addiction, & Mental Health Disorders
with R. Corey Waller, M.D., M.S.
August 24, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
No cost to attend. Dinner is included.
With chronic pain as one of the most common complaints in primary care and hospital settings, physicians are finding they need to know more about the three things for which they received the least amount of training:
- appropriate risk screening for addiction,
- safer pain treatment protocols, and
- how to treat patients with behavioral health conundrums.
This presentation will address each of these very common needs and show how to provide better care to patients with complex issues in less time, decreasing costs.
At the conclusion of this event, the participant should be better able to:
- Provide better care at less cost for patients with complex issues
- Identify the most common clinical and social findings for patients who present with chronic pain.
- Gather information on improving patient outcomes for those presenting with chronic pain.
- Explain the basics of treating and referring patients diagnosed with substance use disorders.
- State the most common behavioral health diagnoses.
- Explain the basics of providing the best care and referring patients with behavioral health diagnoses.
About Dr. Waller:
R. Corey Waller, is an emergency medicine, pain and addiction specialist. He is the Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, Substance Use Disorder Medical Director for Network180 (Community Mental Health), and the acting Chief for the Division of Pain Management at Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids, MI.
Waller earned a master’s degree in neuromolecular biology at Southwest Texas State University and earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Waller’s special interests include understanding the biopsychosocial and financial impact on society of emergency department super-utilizers, pregnant patients with a substance use disorder, and the complex interaction of pain and addiction.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.