Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 30: I am a Placebo: An Interview With Dr. Nortin Hadler, MD

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Our guest in this episode is Dr. Nortin Hadler, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, who has spent decades right in the middle of several health care debates. Dr. Hadler, or as Sandy likes to call him “Quote Machine,” spent an hour with us reflecting on a range of topics. What is medicalization and why is so important? What predicts poor health outcomes related to regional pain disorders most robustly? What is the difference between a treatment act and a treatment encounter? Why do people shop in the placebo aisle of the grocery store? How is a well intentioned provider to proceed with care? All of this and much more in this episode.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod –
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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