Approximately one in five adults in the United States suffers from chronic pain and too many of them depend on opioid drugs for relief. Pain management has come a long way over the years, and while opiates may be the right answer in some situations, patients should know they have many other options to manage pain that are safer and more effective.
The latest treatments to manage pain will be the focus of a free seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in Ventura. Titled “What’s Out There Besides Drugs? The Latest Options in Pain Management, Including Alternatives to Opiates,” the seminar is hosted by Community Memorial Health System as part of its 2019 Speaker Series.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Frey, a board-certified pain management specialist. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed pain management residency training at the University of Arizona. Dr. Frey is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.
The seminar will begin at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St. Registration is free but reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, the Centers for Family Health, and various outpatient centers serving communities located within Ventura County, California.