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
MAY 2018 – Thank you, UAA!
…for letting us use Eagle River campus classroom space to hold our Wednesday morning Foundation classes. As many of you know, we started offering Dr. Eric Goodman and Peter Park’s Foundation beginner-level class to our patients free of charge a couple years ago on Wednesday mornings (not open to the general public, as our providers…Read More
February 2018: Happy 5th Birthday, NAPM!
In many ways it seems like just yesterday we left the operating room to open up clinic full-time in Eagle River. In other ways, it seems like a lifetime ago. This month we celebrate 5 years of service to South-central Alaska (and outlying regions from Barrow to Ketchikan, and Dutch Harbor to Eagle.) It wouldn’t…Read More