Taking Interdisciplinary Pain Management into Primary Care

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

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 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. The ECHO takes 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:

  • Intro/Preview — sample case presentation/consult model
  • Common pain diagnosis and Top 5 reasons patients see a pain specialist
  • Members of multidisciplinary team and who they are
  • Behavioral health/Pain integration
  • Activity/Physical therapy/Non pharmacological interventions
  • Pain management specialty
  • Osteopathic manipulation/Acupuncture
  • Importance of sleep and effects on pain
  • Third party pharmacy edits and regulatory requirements
  • Uncommon pain diagnosis
  • Protocol LBP
  • Lower extremity exercises/stretches
  • Neuromodulation for pain
  • Upper extremity exercises/stretches
  • Co-existence of chronic pain and addiction
  • Mindfulness/Meditation/Biofeedback
  • Sound therapy
  • Communicating with pain patients
  • Transitions of care/Communicating with other healthcare professionals

Meet the Expert Team

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

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

Muhammad Farhan, MD, Sleep and Pain Specialist, Truman Medical Centers

George Oestreich, PharmD, Pharmacist, G.L.O. and Associates

Rich Lillard, PsyD, Psychologist, Community Health Center of Central Missouri

Anthony Brenneke, PT, MPT, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Select Physical Therapy

Dave Zellmer, Health Literacy Expert, University of Missouri

Sybil Fowler, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker, Truman Medical Centers

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.