What PCPs can do about opioid use and misuse

On the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, April 26
10 AM PT - 11 AM MT - 12 PM CT - 1 PM ET

Pamela Shultz, MD, of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will discuss what practical steps PCPs can take to help slow the ever-increasing use of prescription and illicit opioids.

In this webinar, she’ll cover:

  • Safer prescribing practices for opioid therapy; including a comparison of CDC guidelines with others
  • Identifying patients who are misusing or diverting prescriptions and/or illicit opioids
  • Understanding evidence-based treatment options for opioid use disorders
  • Considerations for precautionary prescribing of naloxone for overdoses

Get your questions answered! A 10-15 minute Q&A session will follow the 45-minute webinar.

Pamela Shultz, MD

PSchulz.jpgDr. Shultz completed a fellowship in addiction medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2008, before joining the medical staff at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota. She served as Hazelden’s medical director from 2012 through 2015, and is the course director for the organization’s recurring conference on “Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider.” She also trains other treatment centers and clinics on COR-12™ (Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps), the Hazelden Betty Ford program for treating opioid use disorders with medication-assisted treatment.

Dr. Shultz is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and past president of the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She serves as adjunct faculty for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota and the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin.