Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly And The S.A.F.E. Initiative
Recently, Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly participated in another round table discussion regarding solutions to the opioid epidemic in New Orleans which has reached a wide-ranging demographics. During the discussion, Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly explained the S.A.F.E. Initiative to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and others.
Dr. Jolly started the S.A.F.E. initiative, which he describes as a grassroots campaign, in 2016 in New Orleans. “I literally went door to door to physician’s offices letting them know how we practice pain the S.A.F.E. way,” said Dr. Jolly in an interview with New Orleans City Business. He then started organizing small gatherings that went grew from 5 physicians and health providers to eventually 20 and more. Now, Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly wants to take the initiative to a state-wide level.
What S.A.F.E. Stands For
The S.A.F.E. initiative is one component to battling the opioid epidemic. The S stands for safer prescribing which means limiting how opioids are prescribed. A is for alternative treatment options. This includes, but is not limited to, various alternatives to oral opioids such topical agents and creams. F stands for frequent monitoring. “This part often gets overlooked,” according to Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly. Monitoring is important to let doctors know what, or if, patents are taking the proper medications. It also provides means to find potential culprits in the opioid epidemic in our communities. Finally, the E stands for evidence-based medicine. Some physicians, including Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly, stay in touch with larger academic institutions and continue to publish in medical journals. This is important work to find the correct and most justified treatments for certain pain conditions.
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About Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly
Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician. He joined Louisiana Pain Specialists in July 2016. He was born and raised in the New Orleans area before completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin with honors. He attained his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and then completed a transitional year internship at the University of Texas-Southwestern in Austin. Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly then pursued his anesthesiology residency at the distinguished Yale University School of Medicine. His training concluded with an interventional pain fellowship at Wake Forest/Carolinas Pain Institute program in North Carolina. To this day he is continuing his research into pain management. Dr. Jolly has published multiple papers on the subject and has found together with his colleagues new treatment therapies for his patients. One of his fields of research includes chronic hip pain.
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