Overcoming Barriers to Optimal Pain Management
In this episode, Dr. Neha Vapiwala discusses pain management in relation to the treatment of cancer.
Dr. Vapiwala covers:
– How to develop a personalized therapeutic regimen for each patient
– The two different types of pain, and how each can be managed
– How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the patient’s experience in pain management
– How concern about over use of opioids has changed the perspectives of payors, patients and providers
Dr. Neha Vapiwala is Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in the management of patients with genitourinary (GU) cancers. She is also the Associate Dean of Admissions at the Perelman School Medicine.
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