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June 6, 2023

Golovac (Cancer Treatment) Panel

Dr. Stanley Golovac chairs a panel discussion on numerous aspects of pain treatment in cancer patients and poses questions to the expert panel. Dr. Gritsenko addresses the importance of early interventional conversations with cancer...
April 26, 2023

A Systemic Review of the Evidence for Neuromodulation

Dr. Tim Deer discusses the value of focused systematic reviews for neuromodulation. He explains the difference between a guideline that informs best practice and a standard of care, emphasizing the need for guidelines to...
April 21, 2023

History of ASIPP

Dr. Sheri Albers discusses the fascinating history and future of ASIPP. Dr. Albers describes how the "Association of Pain Management Anesthesiologists" became known as ASIPP to include physicians who are not anesthesiologists. Dr. Albers...
April 18, 2023

Epidural Injections Panel

The panel responds to audience questions about epidural injections. Dr. Knezevic discusses dexamethasone's long-acting gelatinous formulation. Dr. Tracy describes the CMS's lack of agreement on the appropriate dose of steroids for individual patients. Dr....
April 14, 2023

Documentation of Medical Necessity

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti details medical necessity documentation, an algorithmic approach to epidurals, facet joint interventions, and evaluation and management services. Dr. Manchikanti discusses Medicare documentation, considering the excessive costs incurred and being cautious of...
April 11, 2023

Insurance Issues

Tom Wierzbowski offers detailed insurance advice to physicians running a practice, with a focus on developments in the industry since the COVID-19 pandemic and how this may affect a physician's practice. Mr. Wierzbowski discusses...
April 7, 2023

Importance of Certification

Dr. Kamal Patel discusses the significance of branding, lessons learned, problems, and solutions. Dr. Patel describes the demand for new tires in the 1900s, which benefited Michelin in the French automobile industry. Similarly, in...
March 31, 2023

ASIPP Guidelines

Dr. Alan Kaye discusses his journey as the editor-in-chief of the high-impact factor Pain Physician Journal and the makings of the ASIPP guidelines. He begins by describing the journal as one of the premier...
March 28, 2023

Developing the ASIPP Guidelines App

Dr. Amol Soin and Dr. Mahendra Sanapati talk about their journey together in the creation of the ASIPP app, which includes the ASIPP guidelines. The app allows physicians to have antithrombotic and anticoagulant drug...
March 24, 2023


Dr. Hans Hansen explains how, when used correctly, ketamine can be used to replace opioids. Dr. Hansen begins by stating that ketamine is considered a date rape drug and a problem rather than a...
March 17, 2023

Organizing Local Societies

Dr. Amol Soin discusses organizing local societies and their importance to advocacy. Dr. Soin points out that Medicare has the Carrier Advisory Committee that allows a society to be compensated and reimbursed easily and...
March 15, 2023

Manchikanti Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Hirsch states that the lecture series has featured the most prominent interventional pain medicine physicians, as well as legislators, luminaries, and dignitaries. Dr. Hirsch highlights the Manchikanti Excellence Award winners. He then introduces...
March 6, 2023

Raj-Racz Distinguished Lectures

Dr. Sudhir Diwan pays a very personal and touching tribute to the lives and times of Dr. Phulchand Prithvi Raj and Dr. Gabor Bela Racz, both of whom received Giants in Pain Medicine Awards....
March 3, 2023

Women in Pain Management 2022

Dr. Tammy Dann discusses the challenges of being a female physician in the field of interventional pain management. Dr. Dann discusses unconscious bias, imposter syndrome, and work-life balance and offers solutions. She describes how...
February 14, 2023

Regenerative Medicine Update

Dr. Aaron Calodney gives us an update on recent publications in regenerative medicine. He mentions studies published on allogeneic stem cells and the vertebral disc and systematic reviews during the pandemic. He discusses the...
February 10, 2023

Reimbursement Monster

Dr. Robert Tiso Dr. Robert Tiso discusses overcoming the federal deficit that is putting pressure on the government, preventing proper physician reimbursements. Dr. Tiso makes several recommendations, including learning newer technologies, staying positive, maintaining idealism,...
February 7, 2023

Creating Content

Dr. David Rosenblum, MD Dr. David Rosenblum is a pain specialist in Brooklyn with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Rosenblum discusses online content developed during the COVID pandemic. He discusses the website “Pain...
February 2, 2023


Dr. Timothy Deer, MD Dr. Tim Deer clears up the misconception that interventional pain physicians are totally against opioid use. Dr. Deer emphasizes that some patients have experienced harm from opioid use and that there...