The Maryland State Medical Society offers physicians free training in use of the state PDMP and to identify and help patients with opioid-use disorders.
While treatment for opioid-use disorder remains gender blind, the impact and effects of the disease are not.
Medical students and resident physicians are particularly vulnerable to moral distress, given the hierarchical nature of their training.
Jason Jerry, MD, uses medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid-use disorders and teaches residents how they can help reduce harm from the opioid epidemic.
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance to help physicians seeking to document real patients for public broadcast.
African-Americans have a higher rate of hypertension than the population at large, but prioritizing communication can help.