Peter  David Pacheco, RPh, PA-C

Peter David Pacheco, RPh, PA-C

Peter David Pacheco, RPH, PHC., PA-C, CAAAPM, attended and graduated from the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy in 1995 and from the School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Program in 2000. He is a licensed Pharmacist, Pharmacist Clinician and a Physician Assistant with the state of New Mexico. Upon graduation from PA school in 2000, he entered the VA Health Care System where he spent 8 years in a dedicated pain clinic. After a promotion to Formulary Manager and Pharmacoeconomist with the VA, he continued to work an additional 4 years in addiction medicine treating chronic pain patients. He has taught medical and pharmacy students as a preceptor for the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico since 2001 and has lectured on the subject of chronic pain medication management numerous times at state and national conferences. With Southwest Interventional Pain Specialists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, P. David Pacheco continues his focus on pain management, specifically medication management, for chronic pain patients.

Most Recent Articles by Peter David Pacheco, RPh, PA-C

Clinical Dilemmas: Prescribing Opioids Concurrently With Medical Cannabis

Clinical Dilemmas: Prescribing Opioids Concurrently With Medical Cannabis

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Does your pain clinic currently allow the use of cannabis in combination with opioid medication? If so, has a maximum THC threshold been identified? How have your patients responded to such treatment?

Discrepancies Between Physical, Radiologic Findings and Physical Limitations

Discrepancies Between Physical, Radiologic Findings and Physical Limitations

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This case study highlights discrepancies between physical and radiologic findings and physical limitations in a patient with cervical and lumbar pain complaints.

The Power of Suggestion

The Power of Suggestion

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Have you seen the "power of suggestion" provide relief to patients in chronic pain?

The Power of Emotion on Chronic Pain

The Power of Emotion on Chronic Pain

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The correlation between mental health and how well chronic pain is controlled has been well established, and this particular case appears to demonstrate this relationship quite well.

Setting Opioid Dosage Limits in Clinical Practice

Setting Opioid Dosage Limits in Clinical Practice

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Keeping opioid prescribing to 200 mg/d morphine equivalent or less may provide a measure of safety.

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