The opioid ‘epidemic’ is not really an epidemic at all. It is an unfortunate, but predictable outcome. At the turn of the century, the cry was to make pain the 5th vital sign and JCAHO released pain standards to be used after much public outcry and a national desire to
Douglas J. Jorgensen, DO, CPC, FAAO, FACOFP, CAQ Pain Medicine
Doug Jorgensen, DO is the founder and a principal of Patient360. With 25 years of clinical experience practicing pain management and osteopathic manipulation in central Maine, Doug is triple boarded in Family Practice & OMT, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and he holds a CAQ in Pain Medicine. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders in Salt Lake City, Utah. A consultant and lecturer, Doug speaks nationally on regulatory risk mitigation and federal policy. He has authored articles for numerous peer reviewed medical journals as well as national coding and medical newsletters. He has co-written two books and personally created several academic chapters for the medical literature.
Doug holds an AB from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He attended post-doctoral residency at Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency in Augusta, Maine. He serves on faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and the University of New England. Doug has lectured for Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University Medical School and other premier medical institutions. He has served gubernatorial appointments in health policy and held medical leadership positions regionally and nationally. In addition to work as a litigation consultant and expert witness work defending fellow doctors in criminal and civil cases, he has also consulted for the FBI, DEA and the OIG. Doug’s experience and enthusiasm make him a highly sought-after speaker at regional, national, and international conferences.
AB from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
DO from KC University of Medicine & Biosciences (Kansas City, MO)
CPC from the American Academy of Professional Coders (Salt Lake City, UT)