General Clinic News
September 2019 – Introducing ANTLR…
As many of you know, September is National Pain Awareness month, and this month we’re choosing to concentrate on one of the more debilitating and still poorly understood conditions today: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS, formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy or RSD.) NAPM has adapted to the evolving national and international treatment guidelines for…Read More
August 2019 -Windmills, Beware!
…was the original title of an article I wrote for the American Academy of Pain Medicine/MedPage Today collaboration (“Pain Points”) this month. I’m supposed to be exposing folks around the country to how we do pain management here in AK, but I needed to get some stuff off my chest – see https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/pain-points/81569 for my…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
October 2018 – Welcome, Even Evanson, PA-C!
NAPM is delighted and proud to introduce Even Evanson, PA-C! As NAPM slowly but steadily grows, Even will be a central part of our clinical team and most of our patients will have the opportunity to receive highest-quality care from this dedicated, outstanding practitioner. Even is a lifelong Alaskan, born in the Prince William…Read More
September 2018 – Alaska Gets a Platform
Dr. McAnally has been honored to serve as one of two national contributors, along with Dr. Ajay Wasan, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Vice-President for Scientific Affairs to the new AAPM-MedPage Today pain management column. MedPage Today is one of the largest physician-centered accredited medical news service sites and leading source of continuing…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