As a group, we will discuss a number of classic case presentations or “archetypal” clinical situations.

As always, the meeting is from 6 to 8 PM, the third Wednesday of the month.


  • Medford: Smullin Health Education Center, room 102-104, 2825 E. Barnett Rd.
  • Grants Pass (video conference): Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, 500 SW Ramsey Ave.

Agenda for the OPG meeting, March 16th, 2016
5:30 – 6:00 Program discussions, sharing of materials, dinner.
6:00 – 8:00 General meeting.

Welcome & Introductions: (All)
(5 minutes)
Updates: (Steering Committee)
(10 minutes)
Updates: Pain Conference, Community Forum, Buprenorphine training, Naloxone,  and Guidelines revision: Jim and Steering Committee (10 minutes)
Breakout sessions:
(1 hour 45 minutes)
Classic case presentations:

  • We will discuss a number of “archetypal” clinical situations as a group. The discussion will touch on topics such as patients with fibromyalgia, patients on benzodiazepines and opioids, patients with pain and a substance abuse history, treated patients without functional improvement, and more: Facilitated group discussion.
  • At our last Steering Committee meeting we decided to have some of us come up with cases, not necessarily real, that we can discuss at the next meeting. Hopefully each of us that creates a case can facilitate the discussion. We thought that they shouldn’t be so extreme as to trigger reactions of immediate referral, but rather represent true situations that primary care deals with in regards pain.
  • John and I will produce a case each, and hopefully some of you (BJ, Rachel, Ginger, ?) can come up with others. Laura and Sara won’t be there on the 16th so we are losing some of our usual support. Let me know if you have some ideas and I’d be glad to work with you on them.