Pain to be Topic of “Doctors on Call” Oct. 19


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Acute or chronic pain can be debilitating and affect both work and home life. Its consequences can be physical and psychological, but fortunately there are many treatment options. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about pain in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

Rick Vaglienti, M.D., is an anesthesiologist and co-director of the Pain Treatment Center at WVU.  He received his medical degree and specialty training from WVU.  His special interests include pain management and disability evaluations.

Woody Moss, M.D., is the director of the Center for Health Ethics and Law at WVU. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his specialty training from the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado. His special interests include anesthesiology and pain management.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
mo: 10-17-06

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