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MATE Act Training to Fulfill DEA Application and Renewal Process (meets 8 hour DEA training requirement)


Total Credits: 9.25 including 9.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit, 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Average Rating:
   1945
Faculty:
David Best DO, MS, ABAM |  Pam Lynch LMSW, CAADC |  David Neff DO
Duration:
9.25
Original Program Date:
Oct 04, 2023
License:
Never expires.


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Faculty

David Best DO, MS, ABAM's Profile

David Best DO, MS, ABAM Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Best graduated from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.  He completed Family Medicine Residency in 2005 at Garden City Hospital.  In his final year of residency, he completed a course in office based opioid treatment and this began his work with treating patients with substance use disorder.  He has been providing this standard of care treatment for opioid use disorder patients in Northern Michigan since 2005.

Dr. Best started his post-graduate career at the Bellaire Family Health Center in Bellaire, MI where he worked from 2005-2012.  He has been in private practice since November 2012 and his office is in Traverse City.  He and his wife, Lindsay Best, DO, own Best Medical Services, which was certified as an Opioid Health Home in 2021.  Best Medical Services specializes in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Best is board certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has spoken on the topic of opioid use disorder on a local, state-wide and national level.

Dr. Best was on the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) board from 2007-2015.  He served as President of the MAOFP from 2013-2014.  He has been on the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) board since 2014 and was MOA President from May 2021-2022.  He also served as President of the Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association from June 2015-June 2017.  He has been a trustee for the Des Moines University Alumni board since June 2022 and has been a trustee with the Novello Health Provider Organization since December 2022.


Pam Lynch LMSW, CAADC's Profile

Pam Lynch LMSW, CAADC Related Seminars and Products


Pam Lynch, LMSW, CAADC has a 25-year history working in addiction, and its comorbidities. As a trainer for the National Harm Reduction Coalition since 1999 Lynch has studied harm reduction programming in and outside of the U.S. extensively.  Lynch is credited with starting harm reduction programs in Detroit, Ypsilanti, Traverse City, Kalkaska, Cadillac, Petoskey, and Midland, Michigan and Newark, N.J. Before taking leadership of Harm Reduction Michigan, she was employed by the county mental health authority in Traverse City. Lynch holds a B.A. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a master’s in social work from Grand Valley State University. She is mom to two teenage children, Faith and Isaac, and fluent in French, Spanish, and Italian.


David Neff DO's Profile

David Neff DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. David Neff is currently the COO/CMO at Redicare in Okemos, MI and Grand River Family Care, a combined urgent care and family medicine practice. He graduated from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and in 1980 where he received the MOA Distinguished Student Award and the Fred Mitchell Award for Excellence in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT). He has been on clinical faculty in the MSUCOM Department of Family and Community Medicine since 1981. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. He is board certified by American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and completed a two-year fellowship in Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Clinical Biomechanics. 
 
Dr. Neff has spent his 41-year career caring for patients with spine and spinal cord conditions including those with severe intractable and uncurable pain. He utilizes manual medicine and other multimodal team-based approaches. He also has extensive background in the pharmacologic pain management. He has been studying the impact of the opioid mortality crisis since 2010. He has chaired several P&T Committees and Drug Utilization Review Boards. He was a founding member of the Michigan Health Society Opioid Safety Collaborative and the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Presidential Ad Hoc Committee to address the opioid crisis since their inception in 2016.  While performing roles in private practice, academia, government, and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Neff has been involved in large scale health systems strategy and design projects for chronic pain conditions and several other disease states.  He has worked on several projects within the D.C. beltway with the FDA, CDC, CMS, PCORI, & the NQF.