Family Med Physician for chronic illness/recovery work, 3 days/week
Family Medicine
Southfield, MI
Commitment: Wednesday - Friday every week (10am-4pm) Skills: The work involves alleviating chronic pain due to genetic malformations, major traumas or the standard recovery following a significant surgery. Physicians must evaluate, diagnose, and treat all different types of pain across a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. Physicians are required to perform a general physical exam (urine samples are taken by an MA). The doctor will also manage pain that is caused by injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Procedures: • Chronic pain management is performed with both oral and topical therapies to manage acute and chronic pain. • All patients must be listed in the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). • All patients must provide either an MRI, CT or Xray confirming condition. • Oral medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, and opioids. • Also prescribed are medications that can be applied to the skin, whether as an ointment or cream or by a patch that is applied to the skin, such as lidocaine. • Physicians sometimes prescribe treatments that do not involve medications but reduce pain such as physical therapy. • No pain injections or invasive procedures are performed.

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