III. Treatment Planning

III. Treatment Planning

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In this module, hear an overview of the key components of an effective treatment plan, including the most recent CDC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain, and discuss how to develop treatment goals. Also included is an introduction to reducing chronic use of opioids, considerations for taking a patient-centric approach to pain management and the impact of social determinants of health on access to pain treatment. 

CME Credit Available: 

.75 AOA Category 1-A credits 

.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Review and Release Date: 

This activity is valid from November 30, 2023 until November 30, 2026. 

Dr. Jeff Cashman DO, MS, FACOFP

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Dr. Jeff Cashman DO, MS, FACOFP earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University (2001), a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (2006) and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus (2010). He completed his family medicine residency at AnMed Health Family medicine residency in Anderson, SC in 2013. 

Dr. Cashman currently serves as the Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Medical Education at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus; previously serving as the Associate Dean of OMS-IV and Graduate Medical Education and Discipline Chair of Family Medicine. As well, he serves as a preceptor at the Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency and is the team physician for Spartanburg High School. Prior to starting at VCOM-Carolinas, Dr. Cashman practiced inpatient and outpatient medicine at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, SC. 

Dr. Cashman serves as the Speaker of the House of Delegates for the South Carolina Medical Association and was the first Osteopathic President of the Spartanburg County Medical Society. He is involved with the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society and previously chaired the SCMA Bioethics Committee and SC Ethics Pandemic Task Force. He is the Leadership Director for VCOM-Carolinas’ HRSA funded Primary Care Champions Fellowship and was named to the SC Rural Physician Board.

Jeff Cashman DO, MS, FACOFP has no disclosures.

Dr. Kathleen M. Farrell, DO

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Kathleen M. Farrell, DO, is a graduate of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is certified in family medicine with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and in addiction medicine with American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. Before obtaining her osteopathic medical degree, she earned her bachelor's degree in social welfare at the University of Washington. She is currently working for the VA in the opioid safety clinic in the pain department at American Lakes in Tacoma, Washington.  

She got her "XF" soon after she got out of residency and when she started a practice with a Valley Family Health Care, a federally qualified health center in New Plymouth, Idaho. While in Idaho, she founded the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association and started using buprenorphine to treat her patients on illicit opioidsShe continued this work when she moved to Port Angeles, Washington, to work at the Jamestown Family Health Clinic in Sequim, Washington, run by the Jamestown S'kallam Tribe. She realized that buprenorphine was not only successful in treating patients on illicit opioids, but buprenorphine could be used successfully to replace full agonist opioids in patients being treated for pain.  

Her interest in working with patients on opioids continued when she became the medical director for the VA clinic in Port Angeles. When the VA started a program that allowed primary care physicians to use buprenorphine for veterans on opioids, she transferred to Tacoma. A native of the Northwest, she enjoys hiking and camping. She is a member of the Sunset Rotary Club where she has worked on "Masking the Homeless," promoting blood drives and other projects that support her community. She also enjoys Argentinian tango, which has been a COVID-challenged sport. 

Dr. Kathleen M. Farrell, DO has no disclosures.


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Treatment Planning
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
CME Certificate
Up to 0.75 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 0.75 medical credits available  |  Certificate available