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Reducing the Nation’s Opioid Dependency

Renowned Pain Management Physician Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., on Reducing the Nation’s Opioid Dependency

Desert Clinic Pain Institute and Summit Institute’s Chief Medical Officer Will Speak on Alternative Pain Management in Los Angeles This Week

Irvine, Calif – Renowned pain management physician Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., will discuss the multidisciplinary approach in treating complex pain as an effective way to reduce U.S. opioid dependency.  Moeller-Bertram, the chief medical officer for the Desert Clinic Pain Institute, the Summit Institute, and the Center of Excellence will present in Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 16 and 17.

Wed., Nov. 15 – 10:30 a.m.

Complex Care Innovation Lab

LA Downtown Hotel

333. S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, Calif. 90071

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Desert Clinic Pain Institute Model 

Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram’s address will highlight the nation’s opioid epidemic and use of the Desert Clinic Pain Institute’s multidisciplinary pain management model of treatment.  The focus will be on this unique approach to providing holistic care, risk stratifying patients, deploying targeted interventions to individuals based on their risk, and preliminary evaluation results of the model. A questions and answer session will follow.

Thurs., Nov. 16 – 11:20 a.m.

Fri., Nov. 17 – 9:20 a.m.

The National Center for Complex and Social Needs

Westin Bonaventure Hotel

404 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles Calif. 90071

Panel – Complex Care and the Opioid Epidemic – Unique Approaches to Care

The nation’s opioid epidemic is a public health emergency, devastating communities and placing increasing demands on healthcare systems and social safety nets. Complex care stakeholders, who are emerging as national leaders, will discuss innovative approaches, challenges and successes, and explore what more needs to be done at the policy level.


Desert Clinic Pain Institute and the Center of Excellence operate three healthcare clinics in Palm Springs, Indio, and Rancho Mirage.  The Summit Institute and Center of Excellence operate three clinics in San Jacinto, Hemet, and Victorville.  More clinics are in development for California and across the U.S.