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Published: March 3, 2023

CAFP Launches the Family Docs Podcast

The California Academy of Family Physicians has launched the Family Docs Podcast, beginning with a four-episode series titled Treating Addiction in Primary Care. The Family Docs Podcast will focus on content for family physicians and their care teams that they can put into practice right away.

The Treating Addiction in Primary Care series will highlight four areas to tackle to become more comfortable in beginning Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and start on your way to office based opioid treatment.

  • Episode 1 (The Time for Treating Susbtance Use Disorder is Now) features Raul Ayala, MD as he interviews Arianna Campbell, PA-C to look at why the time is now to integrate treatment for opioid use disorder into your practice.
  • Episode 2 (Break the Stigma, Save a Life) features M. Shoaib Khan, MD, AAHIVS as he interviews Sky Lee, MD, AAHIVS and MK Orsulak, MD, MPH, AAHIVS. They dive deep into the origins of SUD stigma and how it merged with racism in the U.S. to influence drug policy and treatment. They also discuss harm reduction and how to promote health and dignity with people who use drugs.
  • Episode 3 (Prescribing Medication for Opioid Use Disorder) features Tipu Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM interviewing Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr, MD as they explain the difference in OUD medicines and how you can get started saving lives right away. 
  • Episode 4 (Addiction Medicine is Family Medicine!) features Carol Havens, MD as she interviews Mario San Bartolome, MD, MBA, MRO, FASAM as they shair their thoughts about why Family Physicians need to offer treatment services, what to address as you begin, and how rewarding it is to see the positive impacts in their communities. 

The Family Docs Podcast is hosted by Rob Assibey, MD, CAFP's New Physician Director and Core Faculty at San Joaquin General FMRP. 

The Treating Addiction in Primary Care series is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Thanks to Shatterproof for sharing ambassador voices.

You can listen to the Family Docs Podcast on your favorite podcast app or online. Visit www.familydocs.org/podcast for more information, resources, and links.

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