October 2017 – Dr. McAnally’s New Book on Opioid Dependence
We are excited to announce the publication of Dr. McAnally’s new textbook on reducing opioid dependence. The book presents what is currently the most in-depth pharmacologic review of these powerful and dangerous medications, and a comprehensive overview of current evidence and guidance for their judicious prescription within a balanced approach to pain management. The material…Read More
September 2017 – New Valley Oaks Women’s Treatment Facility for Substance Abuse.
We are happy to share that our friends and ministry partners at Set Free Alaska up in the Valley opened their new Valley Oaks women’s residential treatment facility for substance abuse this month. The facility is located on the new Bogard campus, and has been generously provided by Northgate Alaska church and also through the…Read More
August 2017 – Meditations on Transition
Nothing describes August better than transition. The kids are back in school, the fish are done running (except for you lucky folks in Whittier), and… winter is on its way. Cycles are built into our universe from the celestial to the subatomic, and change is an inevitable fact of our existence. Two things about the…Read More
July 2017 Update – What does House Bill 159 mean?
This month we’re devoting the news column to a question we’ve heard a lot about these past two months – what does House Bill 159 mean? While attempting to maintain neutrality on the subject to the extent possible in this column, and just relay the facts as they have been signed into law this month, we…Read More
June 2017 Update – New Staff at NAPM
Welcome Briana and Becca! You will see two new young faces at NAPM this summer helping out at the front desk and also on the clinic and procedure side. We think they are simply wonderful, not only because of their fine hearts and work, but also because they are some of our children! We have decided to…Read More
May 2017 Update – Freedom from Dependence upon Narcotics.
This month we were blessed to receive word from three young women in their 20s and 30s whom we have been privileged to work with to help achieve their goal of freedom from dependence upon narcotics – both prescription painkillers and heroin. These courageous women (along with many other patients of ours) have each been sober/abstinent…Read More
Spring is Here!
Spring is here and along with it among other things, the students are antsy for school to end! (Well, maybe not our medical students… they have internship to look forward to in June.) Every year we enjoy having senior medical students from the University of Washington’s School of Medicine (WWAMI) program rotate through and learn…Read More
Dr. McAnally Contributes to ASIPP Opioid Therapy Guidelines.
We are excited to have Dr. McAnally be invited by our friend and colleague Dr. Andrea Trescot to contribute to the 2017 update of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians’ Opioid Therapy Guidelines. This consensus document is one of the main clinical practice guidelines in the United States (and the world) offering expert instruction…Read More
New NAPM Website Unveiled!
We are excited to unveil our new website, artfully and expertly created and maintained by Hatcher Designs. You’ll notice substantial improvements over the old website in terms of aesthetic, and hopefully inspiration. A few things we’d like to mention are some themes we’ve woven into the site; the first being the compass motif which has…Read More