Join us for this inspiring and uplifting conclusion to David’s conversation with Dr. Vanila Singh, and discover how her insights and leadership are shaping the medical field and making a difference in the lives of millions of people. In this episode, we continue our discussion on pain management, focusing on alternate therapies, such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and personal training. Dr. Singh shares her insights on the benefits of these therapies and how they can play a significant role in a patient’s pain management journey. She also offers valuable advice to the next generation of doctors. She shares her own experiences and challenges, as well as how to overcome them and become a successful medical professional.
About Dr. Vanila Singh: Dr. Singh is an American physician, educator, policymaker, and patient advocate who is an expert on pain management and the illicit opioid epidemic. As former Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she tackled one of the nation’s most widespread, expensive, and devastating battles of our time: the opioid and greater drug epidemic. She continues to dedicate her career to clinical medicine and the public health issues we continue to face as a nation.
As a double-board certified faculty physician in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, Dr. Singh has brought her background in molecular and cell biology and economics in understanding the underlying mechanisms of complex acute and chronic pain as well as other medical conditions.
Dr. Singh has spent over 17 years at the Stanford University School of Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor where her practice focuses on pain management, regional anesthesia and advanced ultrasound-guided procedures. She is passionate about advancing individualized, patient-centered care and improving clinical outcomes, patient empowerment, health policy, economics, and medicine.