11 doctors weighed in:
Addiction medicine = pain management?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Two completely different specialities but closely connected.
Addiction does not only mean to pain medications.

In brief: No
Two completely different specialities but closely connected.
Addiction does not only mean to pain medications.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not at all!
Addiction medicine is focused on caring for patients with addictive diseases.
Pain management is focused on caring for patients with pain. They overlap when an addict also has pain. People are more complicated than our artificial divisions of expertise.

In brief: Not at all!
Addiction medicine is focused on caring for patients with addictive diseases.
Pain management is focused on caring for patients with pain. They overlap when an addict also has pain. People are more complicated than our artificial divisions of expertise.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
A lot of people become addicted to opiods because if a pain issue, but pain management or pain clinics are very different than people who treat addictions.
We try to heal the illness that makes the patient an addict, not just prescribe pain meds. It's a lot of work, for the patient and the provider.

In brief: No.
A lot of people become addicted to opiods because if a pain issue, but pain management or pain clinics are very different than people who treat addictions.
We try to heal the illness that makes the patient an addict, not just prescribe pain meds. It's a lot of work, for the patient and the provider.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No but
The addiction specialist os often better prepared to address pain regimens that are not optimal.

In brief: No but
The addiction specialist os often better prepared to address pain regimens that are not optimal.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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