Taking Interdisciplinary Pain Management into Primary Care

This is a picture of a man with back pain talking to a doctor

Chronic Pain Management ECHO provides an opportunity for discussion, and it empowers and supports primary care providers to more effectively and confidently treat patients suffering from chronic pain in all aspects of their experience.

The Chronic Pain Management ECHO is an integration of medical, pharmacological and psychological considerations into the treatment of the chronic pain patient in rural and more isolated settings. Clinics take place from noon to 1 p.m. every other Thursday, January through June and September through December.


Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • Accessing behavioral health resources
  • Compounded creams
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Hyperalgesia
  • PTSD
  • The dissatisfied patient
  • Long- vs. short-acting opioids

Meet the Expert Team

The interdisciplinary panel includes clinicians in pain management, behavioral health and pharmacy.

Karl Haake, MD, Pain Management Specialist, Missouri Primary Care Association

George Oestreich, PharmD, Pharmacist, Missouri Primary Care Association

Rich Lillard, PsyD, Psychologist, Missouri Primary Care Association

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.