Posts by Napmeagle7818
MARCH 2020 – CoVID19 Update and Perspective.
OK, I admit I’m a little unnerved by this whole coronavirus thing. My bravado (and I’ve heard this from enough people to know I’m not the only one) is a little bit better maintained I think, by voicing things like “I’m not worried about getting sick or dying – I just don’t want to get…Read More
FEBRUARY 2020 – What Coronavirus can teach us about pain (and addiction.)
By now everyone’s heard of CoVID-19, the novel Coronavirus. It’s been a few years since we have had a real epidemic, let alone a pandemic. I want to take a few minutes here though and ask you to consider the similarities… and differences between this infectious public health threat and what we have been dealing…Read More
JANUARY 2020 – Plan, Do, Repeat.
New year… New decade… New energy for a lot of people. Maybe you’re not so lucky, but regardless of where you find yourself on the spectrum of health, wellness and your general outlook on life right now, I want to talk about taking what’s new and making it old. As in routine. Habit. From McAnally…Read More
DECEMBER – 2020 (Pain Management) Vision…
Katrina White, MAc, LAc and Dr. McAnally were honored to be interviewed this month by MedPageToday; the official transcript is available for viewing at https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/pain-points/83801 Here’s the initial rough draft with a little more information… At the outset of a new decade, as we race towards the era of the Jetsons, more money is…Read More
May 2019 – Welcome, Jamie!
It’s with sadness that we say goodbye to Acute Family Medicine, which served Eagle River with excellent care over the past two decades, but we’re happy to see Dr. Lubov Coverdell and Suzanne Straub, ANP at the VA, Dr. Dan Coverdell at PCA, and Dr. Tom Elton at SouthCentral Foundation. We’re also very pleased to…Read More
April 2019 – Hope for Healing
Neuroversion’s Dr. Luke Liu and our very own Dr. McAnally were recently honored to participate in the Hope Community Resources’ TBI Treatments and Behavioral Health Conferenceat the end of March. Thismultidisciplinary conference was convened to help both providers and affected individuals learn about different assessment and treatment methods that may support people who have experienced…Read More
March 2019 – Home, Sweet Home!
Not much of a post this month – we’ve been too busy moving back in! We are so grateful for the opportunity to return to our office, and want to thank Carr Properties and FineLine General Contractors for the excellent work performed in restoring (and improving) our facilities after the big earthquake in November. We’re…Read More
February 2019 – Not all opioids are created equal…
This month we’re highlighting research published by Daniel Remillard (former NAPM medical assistant and current medical student at the University of Washington) and Dr. McAnally and published in the journal Current Pain and Headache Reports. The graph above shows survey data from nearly 90 patients with a formal diagnosis of opioid use disorder; 40% were…Read More
January 2019 – A Call for Rational, Safe and Compassionate Opioid Policy.
Primary care and surgery both frequently refer patients to Northern Anesthesia & Pain Medicine for chronic pain management and in particular for help weaning off of chronic opioid therapy. Our reputation in the community is one of holistic/integrative, preventive-focused, biopsychosocial care, with data to back up our methodology (see linked post.) What we do…Read More
November and December 2018 – “…we are knocked down, but not destroyed.” – St. Paul, 2 Corinthians 4:9
Along with our community, NAPM took a big beating on 30 Nov 2018. Our commercial landlord tells us that of the 35 properties they manage, the “Jack White Building” in Eagle River sustained the most damage, and our suite got hit the hardest. Many of the pipes in the building broke and several sprinkler…Read More