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Maniilaq ORN Training: Prescribing Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain

Sarah Spencer, DO, ABPM.

Dr. Sarah Spencer is board certified in family and addiction medicine and has been providing treatment for opioid use disorder in rural Alaska for over a decade. She is currently an employee of the Ninilchik Traditional Council and provides family medicine and addiction treatment services at their tribal clinic, including telemedicine to remote native villages. She is the volunteer medical director of Alaska’s first rural syringe access program in Homer, is a co-author of the state’s medications for addiction treatment guide and provides addiction medicine consultation for non-profits including the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Opioid Response Network.


Course Overview
  Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify patients with chronic pain that could benefit from switching from chronic full opioid agonist therapy to buprenorphine
    2. Explore dosing and formulation options for buprenorphine for pain, including off label use
    3. Review initiation strategies for SL buprenorphine.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Mar 29, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.75 CME Credit
0.75 PA-CME Credit
0.75 Other Professionals Credit
0.75 Psychology (APA) Credit
0.75 Social Work (ACE) Credit
0.75 Nursing Credit
0.75 Pharmacy Credit
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