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JUL 2018 – UAA Course on Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

This semester UAA will be offering a special upper-level college course on the opioid epidemic, based on Dr. McAnally’s textbook (see here). Embedded within the course is an 8-part postgraduate-level track offering AMA Category I CME hours as well as CEU credits for other professions. Dr. McAnally along with friends and colleagues Dr. Jay Butler,…

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JUNE 2018 – GRADUATION…

Probably like many of you sending kids off to college, it’s with a mixture of sadness, gratitude and excitement that we bid goodbye to two of our dear NAPM family this month.   These two individuals have contributed immensely to our Team and mission here, and will be sorely missed by us and no doubt by…

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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…

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April 2018: New VALERAS Preoperative Optimization Program

Last month we were kindly invited by the Alaska Academy of Family Practice to introduce our new VALERAS preoperative optimization program at their 20th annual Winter Update. VALERAS (taken from the Latin for “Strong and Well”) is a cooperative venture between NAPM and Mind Matters Research, LLC, with a little help from our friends at…

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March 2018: ASIPP Florida Presentation

Undermining Opioid Demand from Meghan Bartlett on Vimeo. Donna Nall, RHYI, CPT  (familiar to many of you as our Resume Course Director) and Dr. McAnally were recently featured at the 20th Annual American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians’ (ASIPP) meeting in Florida this month. As part of her keynote address on the role of ASIPP…

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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…

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January 2018: Hope is the most important resolution.

JANUARY 2018 : Hope is the most important resolution.

A New Year for many people brings a sense of hopefulness and the potential for change; that’s why resolutions are often made at this time of year. (How many of those however fail within the first month? It’s such a well-known phenomenon that it’s been beat to death on TV comedies, movies, etc.) In 20…

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December – “The darkness cannot overcome The Light.”

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The temperature is dropping, the light is fading, and for many of us our spirits are too.  It’s not easy living in the subarctic (or Arctic, for some of you) in December. Cold doesn’t help our pains for the most part, and whether we recognize or admit it, seasonal affective disorder – which affects at…

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November 2017 – “To Africa with Love”

“Mom, it’s Africa! It’s okay to put the suitcase down in the dirt”. One of our staff RN’s, Deanna Nelson, along with her daughter Paige, had the opportunity recently to be a part of a medical team that traveled to Kenya to hold free clinics for the underserved population there. Four church-sponsored clinics were held…

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