Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast: Opioid Edition

This is a three-hour long podcast series – (10) episodes – that are interviews recorded for self-paced listening. Mayo Clinic physicians discuss the new opioid prescribing guidelines and share real-life examples from their practice. The topics include assessing the patient’s candidacy for opioid therapy, and when deemed appropriate, what drug, duration and dose is recommended. Addiction and opioid use disorder are also discussed.

This course is compliant with Minnesota Statute § 214.12, subd. 6

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Approved #MED-1042

*At this time these modules have not yet been endorsed to meet the new Florida HB21 opioid requirements.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, learners should be able to:

  • Identify when it is appropriate to initiate or continue opioid therapy for a patient.

  • Select the best opioid medication, dosage, and duration for a patient identified as a good candidate for opioid therapy.

  • Recognize the risks of opioid therapy and recommend treatment options for opioid use disorder.

  • Recall non-pharmacological and implantable device alternatives for the treatment of pain and ongoing pain management.

Additional Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Holly L. Geyer, M.D.

Hospital Internal Medicine physician, who serves as a practice leader working with the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

Emergency physician, who serves as a practice leader working with the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.

Anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester

David C. Patchett, D.O.

Family Medicine Physician board certified in Family Medicine, OMT, and Integrative Medicine in Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Molly A. Feely, M.D.

Palliative Care physician board certified in Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine in Mayo Clinic Rochester.

Disclosure Summary

As a provider accredited by Joint Accreditation Interprofessional Continuing Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

Financial relationship(s): None

No Financial relationship(s): Holly L. Geyer, M.D., Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D., Halena M. Gazelka, M.D., David P. Patchett, D.O., Theresa Malin, Emily Gammell


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Approved #MED-1042

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.00 Attendance


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