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2017 Conference Schedule

October 2-4 / Orlando, FL

Setting Up For Success: Preparing for Patients with Chronic Pain


October 4


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM


Acute Care

From the moment an appointment is made to seeing the provider: we have to be preparing for patients with chronic pain.  Pain is the most common reason a patient goes to see a physician.

Chronic pain accounts for more office visits than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  Patients who live with chronic pain are often difficult to treat and are known to over utilize resources, either through frequent office visits, frequent emergency room visits, or frequent interventions or diagnostic procedures.   Setting up for success is critical, from the very moment when a patient makes an appointment with a new physician or has a follow up appointment.


Karl J. Haake, MD
Karl J. Haake, MD, is currently the Pain Management Consultant for the Missouri Primary Care Association and lead facilitator for Missouri's Chronic Pain ECHO Project. He is an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine and is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He formed the first pain clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri and consults with hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, private clinics, and FQHC’s throughout the country regarding coordination of primary care, behavioral health, and pain management. He is currently the chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Primary Care and previously served as interim Chief Medical Director for Home State Health, one of Missouri Medicaid’s managed care organizations.