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2020 Apr

CNS Spectr



177 Treating Chronic Pain and Preventing Opioid Use Disorders in the Underserved: An Integrated Primary Care Model.


This poster builds on the CDC pain management guidelines and the current ASAM recommendations for substance use assessment to build an integrated primary care model for holistic chronic pain management in an urban, underserved primary care clinic. Using a case from our Federally Qualified Health Care Center, which operates in a southwest Denver clinic, a program of integrated care assessment, diagnosis, and holistic treatment planning is outlined for this client with chronic pain, physical, and behavioral health issues. Using a comprehensive care approach for complex clients, which are typical presentations for urban, underserved clients, we discuss the utilization of best practices in medication management for chronic pain (Alternatives to Opioids (ALTOS), prescribed and complementary and alternative practices (e.g., PT, acupuncture, etc), and behavioral health services (psychiatric assessment and treatment, psychotherapy, support groups, etc) to improve outcomes for our clients.