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E3: Prescribing and Peer Review

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Peer review is an interpersonally and practically impactful tool for creating meaningful change in the practice of prescribers, especially when it comes to those working with populations facing chronic pain. Dr. Joan Papp, medical director of the Office of Opioid Safety at MetroHealth, talks us trough the process of providing peer evaluations to those whose prescribing numbers may seem high.


Dr. Michael Harrington is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, respectively. He serves as the Clinical Director of Palliative Care Consultation Services at The MetroHealthSystem. He is also a staff physician in the Division of General Medicine with MetroHealth andan Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has 18 years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and his current focus is primarily on Oncology Palliative Care.


Amanda Benedetti is a Pain Management Pharmacist within the Office of Opioid Safety at The MetroHealth System. Amanda works with prescribers and patients to provide education on appropriate and safe medication use for the treatment of pain and ensures compliance with prescribing guidelines. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University and has focused her practice in pain management for the past 15 years.


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The Team

Libbey Pelaia

Libbey Pelaia (host) is an educator within the Office of Opioid Safety and has a demonstrated history of leading initiatives within the healthcare, research, and higher education sectors.

Hannah Rae Leach

Producer & Engineer
Hannah Rae Leach (producer and engineer) is a Cleveland-based audio producer, writer, musician, and newly-minted advocate for opioid safety.

Joan Papp, MD FACEP

Joan Papp, MD FACEP is the founder and Medical Director of the Office of Opioid Safety at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Karolyn Tibayan

Karolyn Tibayan is the Director of the Office of Opioid Safety at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Sean Rule-Hoffman

Mix Engineer
Sean Rule-Hoffman (mix engineer) earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

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