Accepting the Challenges of Pain Medicine While Appreciating the Rewards

OCTOBER 14, 2016
Gale Scott


There are many challenges that confront pain specialists on a daily basis. Despite those challenges, seeing their patients recover and live a better quality of life is reward enough to keep them optimistic for the future of the field.

John M. Stamatos, MD, from Northwell Health discussed how the field has changed and what it has meant to help his patients through what can be very challenging and long lasting painful situations. Taking treatment on a case by case basis, Stamatos said it is important for doctors to be careful to provide the right care to patients without overprescribing with the risk of abuse and addiction. 

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