Tools in Helping Chronic Pain Patients Reduce Opioid Use

By Joel Porter, MD, FAAFP
Intermountain HealthCare   

Family Physician employed by Intermountain Healthcare.  I currently am working as an Associate Medical Director and part-time residency faculty at Intermountain Healthcare.  I have been involved with chronic pain management for the past several years.  Specifically looking at ways to minimize risk and improve pain control for patients with chronic pain.  I am a site investigator for the EMPOWER clinical trial which is a first of its kind trial comparing multiple ways to help patients safely and effectively taper opioid use.

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