Clinical Drug Monitoring in Primary Care
Brought to you by Quest Diagnostics and Practical Pain Management

Introduction

Developed with Jeff Gudin, MD,* this guide addresses the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for clinical drug monitoring of patients who are prescribed an opioid, including why, who, and how to test. Plus, simulated video dialogues provide a look at how clinicians can introduce the concept of drug monitoring to their patients and communicate results with their patients.

 

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About Dr. Gudin
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Dr. Gudin is board-certified in pain medicine, anesthesiology, addiction medicine, and hospice/palliative medicine, and is a medical acupuncturist. An active speaker and advisor, Dr. Gudin’s clinical and research focus includes post-operative pain management, opioid abuse and potential solutions, and increasing clinicians’ awareness of pain assessment and risk management. Dr. Gudin received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale Center for Pain Management. He is currently the Director of Pain and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, a consultant to Quest Diagnostics and analgesic pharmaceutical companies, and the Co-Editor-at-Large of Practical Pain Management.

About Quest Diagnostics and Clinical Drug Monitoring
Quest Diagnostics is a trusted laboratory committed to providing responsible, cost-conscious clinical drug monitoring services. For more than 50 years, we have been a leader in diagnostics testing and offer a comprehensive test menu to help identify use or non-use of prescription, illicit, and designer drugs.

We make it easy to work with us and offer seamless connectivity with more than 650 EHRs, dedicated Rx Tox consultative support to help with interpreting results, easy-to-read laboratory reports, an online portal for easy test ordering and tracking, ordering supplies, scheduling specimen pick-up, and more.

About Practical Pain Management (PPM)
PPM was founded in 2000 to provide in-depth clinical information on a variety of pain conditions and treatment approaches. Written and reviewed by pain experts and leaders in the field, our content helps readers navigate the evolving landscape in pain management, from the latest research in assessment and diagnoses to novel approaches in care to bring about the best, long-term outcomes for individual patients. Owned by Vertical Health, LLC, PPM has a journal circulation of approximately 44,000 and more than 700,000 unique web visitors per month.

Last updated on: October 4, 2018
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