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The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return

Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Michelle Humeidan, MD is an Anesthesiology Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY / CHANDLER MEDICAL CENTER in 2011. 

Dr. Humeidan is providing pain management alternatives with a program for cancer patients. This program sends patients home on a strict and constant 24-hour regimen of ibuprofen and acetaminophen to preempt the onset of pain.

"The idea of being proactive with pain control rather than reactive is a very different way to think of things," said Humeidan. "We're really aggressive in starting [this regimen] before surgery and continuing that while they're in the hospital. We're able to control pain very well."

She says that non-opioid pain-management options can result in less pain, less nausea, shorter hospital stays and reduced costs.

Humeidan notes that hospital data show a consistent 50% reduction in opioid pain medication use among hospitalized surgery patients since inception. This reduction remains consistent in surgical recovery at home.

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