Massachusetts Medical Society: Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication

Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication

This task force is composed of representatives from primary care and specialties, including addiction medicine, to make recommendations regarding communication between physicians when primary responsibility for prescribing opiates changes from one physician to another or when more than one physician prescribes opiates to the same patient.

Dennis M. Dimitri, Worcester, Chair
Steven A. Adelman, Charles River
Daniel P. Alford, Suffolk
James L. Baker, Worcester
Maryanne C. Bombaugh, Barnstable
John W. Burress, Charles River
David W. Casavant, Suffolk
Robert L. Deters, Worcester North
Steven M. Defossez, Essex North
Fadi Farah, Middlesex
Paula M. Gardiner, Middlesex
Angela Haliburda, Bristol South
Barbara Herbert, Middlesex
Antranig Kalaydjian, Middlesex
Eugene Lambert, Norfolk
Michael D. Medlock, Essex South
Keith W. L. Rafal, Middlesex West
Flora Sadri- Azarbayejani, Franklin
Luis T. Sanchez, Charles River
Zev D. Schuman-Olivier, Middlesex
Jacquelyn J. Starer, Middlesex West
Thomas E. Sullivan, Essex South
Gregory A. Volturo, Worcester
David M. Barash, Middlesex Central
Henry L. Dorkin, Suffolk

Resident & Fellow Section:
Member: Michael C. Lubrano, Suffolk

Medical Student Section:
Member: Nishant Uppal, Suffolk

MMS Staff Liaison:
Susan Webb (

Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication Meeting Minutes

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